Place and Time: Abingdon, August 25, 2016 from 19:00 for 19:30
Barn Room, Crown and Thistle (18 Bridge St, Abingdon OX14 3HS)
TITLE: Will we ever understand animal cognition?
Speaker: Alex Kacelnik, Oxford University
Many animals display creative problem solving abilities beyond those we can currently program in the most advanced current autonomous robots. This means that we don’t really understand how they do it, or how their minds work.
As a biologist and comparative cognitivist, Alex tests the limits of animal cognitive capabilities and will present examples of problem solving performance by crows, parrots and ducks and illustrate them with video clips.