|Testing Animal Intelligence and Cognition|
Anthony A. Wright, Professor, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston
|date:||4:30PM US Central (GMT −0500)|
Tuesday, March 21, 2006
|location:||McMurtry Auditorium Duncan Hall|
NOTE...4:30 p.m.: This lecture was scheduled for 4:00 p.m., but has been delayed until 4:30 p.m., to accommodate the time frame for the "Richard E. Smalley: Celebrating an Extraordinary Life" Memorial Service and Reception. "Testing Animal Intelligence and Cognition": How animals compare to humans in intelligence has captured the imagination of scientists and philosophers for millennia. Only over the last few decades has it been possible to test how animals think and process the world around them. I will discuss current approaches in the testing of animal intelligence and what the results might mean. I will also discuss approaches in testing general cognitive abilities of animals such as whether they can learn higher-order rules and concepts and whether they remember and forget things in the same general way and according to the same general processes that we do.
|more info:||Biography of Anthony A. Wright|
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