Wednesday Lunch Talk - The Evolution of Intelligence

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 18, 2017
NOON - 12:50 PM
GENRICH-RUSLING ROOM, LECHASE 215


Did human-like intelligence evolve to care for helpless babies?

Celeste Kidd and Steven Piantadosi, assistant professors in brain and cognitive sciences, have developed a novel evolutionary model in which the progression of high levels of intelligence may be driven by the demands of raising offspring.  Their meta-analysis study was published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences’ Early Edition.

Celeste Kidd will join us for the first Lunch Talk of the Spring Semester to talk about the theory, which has garnered considerable attention from the media.

A light lunch will be served. Food will be available at 11:45 am. The program will begin promptly at noon.




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