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Animal and Society Lecture

Dr. Lori Marino will discuss her current research program on cetacean and primate intelligence and brain evolution

The following event is co-sponsored by the Human-Animal Studies Program and the Science Center.

  • WHO: Lori Marino, Emory University
  • WHEN: 7 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 8, 2012
  • WHERE: Casa Loma Room, University of Redlands

Lori Marino is a senior lecturer in the department of psychology and a faculty affiliate at the Center for Ethics at Emory University. She received her Ph.D. in 1995 from the State University of New York at Albany, where she began her current research program on cetacean and primate intelligence and brain evolution. Her specific interests are in brain-behavior relationships, the evolution of intelligence, self-awareness in other species and human-nonhuman relationships.

In 2001 she and her colleague, Diana Reiss published the first evidence for mirror self-recognition in bottlenose dolphins in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Dr. Marino is very interested in not only training students to be critical thinkers and scientists, but also in providing an academic context for the study of non-invasive models of science, animal welfare, advocacy and ethics.

All events are free and open to the public.


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