Where: Kimmel Center 60 Wasington Place S Eisner & Lubin Auditorium
When: Sunday, February 12, 2012, 2:00PM
Free and open to the public!
What can the decision making skills of monkeys tell us about our own tendency toward irrationality? How do chimps and human toddlers decide when and how to help others? Discover how surprisingly smart and "nice" our closest relatives are and how this impacted our own development and evolution.
On the anniversary of Charles Darwin’s birthday, explore the origins of the human mind with prominent psychologists Laurie Santos, director of the Comparative Cognition Laboratory at Yale Univeristy, and Felix Warneken, Department of Psychology at Harvard Univeristy.
Dr. Santos and Warneken join Massimo Pigliucci, philosopher and evolutionary biologist at the City Univeristy of New York, in discussion about altruism, decision making, and the evolution of human cognition.
Sponsored by New York City Skeptics, Center for Inquiry in New York City, and endorsed by Reasonable New York.
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