Dan Lieberman and Evan Hadingham discuss the thrilling stories behind some of the most important human origins discoveries ever made.
New York, NY
April 1, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pmFree
How did our extraordinary cognitive abilities evolve? Alexandra Rosati, an assistant professor of anthropology and psychology at the University of Michigan, addresses questions like this by studying the cognition of a variety of primates including apes, monkeys, and lemurs. By comparing how different species think, she looks for revealing clues about the origins of our own psychological abilities such as memory and decision-making.
This event is part of the SciCafe series at the American Museum of Natural History. SciCafe is a popular after-hours event that brings together inquisitive minds for an informal evening of drinks and conversation about cutting-edge science topics with experts from the field.
Admission is free! Reserve your space now. Doors open at 6:30 pm, program starts at 7:00 pm.
This talk is co-sponsored by the American Museum of Natural History. Support comes from Ann and Gordon Getty and Camilla and George Smith.
Alexandra Rosati is an assistant professor of anthropology and psychology at the University of Michigan where she leads a research group focused on cognitive evolution. She is a Leakey Foundation grantee whose research uses a comparative approach drawing on evolutionary theory, cognitive science, and developmental psychology to understand the origins of complex, flexible behavior.