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Jun 04, 2013 No Comments by

WHAT BABOONS CAN AND CAN’T TELL US ABOUT HUMAN EVOLUTION – a talk by Professor Louise Barrett, Professor of Psychology, Canada Research Chair in Cognition, Evolution and Behaviour, at the University of Lethbridge in Canada. 1 – 2pm, 13th June, Wits East Campus (Room B121. First floor, Biology Building)

This lecture will explore the ways in which the study of non-human primates has shaped our understanding of what makes us human, and how our ideas about what makes us human has shaped how we see them.
Louise Barrett is Professor of Psychology, Canada Research Chair in Cognition, Evolution and Behaviour, at the University of Lethbridge in Canada, and a Honorary Professorial Research Fellow in the School of Physiology at Wits University. In collaboration with Professor Peter Henzi, she has conducted long-term research projects on baboons at the De Hoop Nature Reserve in the Western Cape, and vervets in the Samara Game Reserve in the Eastern Cape. In addition to academic articles, she has authored several books including Human Evolutionary Psychology (with R. Dunbar and J. Lycett) and Beyond the Brain: How Body and Environment Shape Animal and Human Minds.

Enquiries:

Professor Jane Carruthers 082 824 7766 j.carruthers@mweb.co.za

Or

Professor Andrea Fuller andrea.fuller@wits.ac.za

 

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