“Fruits of Ethology” guest talk – Josep Call

“Fruits of Ethology” guest talk – Josep Call

In the framework of the “Fruits of Ethology” guest talk series we will have the pleasure to welcome our next speaker, Josep Call, Professor in Evolutionary Origins of Mind (School of Psychology and Neuroscience, University of St Andrews).

Date: 11st October, Thursday, 15.30
Location
: ELTE, South Building, 7.110, Pázmány Péter sétány 1/c

Title: On tools, traps, and tubes: How apes solve problems

My research focuses on technical and social problem solving in animals with a special emphasis on the great apes.  Some of the topics that I am currently investigating include causal and inferential reasoning, tool-use, problem solving, functional fixedness, innovation, long-term memory and planning, gestural communication and mindreading.  Ultimately, my goal is to contribute to elucidate how cognition evolves.

All welcome!
Márta Gácsi & Ádám Miklósi