Past Event

Dr. Laurie Santos, The Monkey Whisperer: The Evolution of Irrationality--Insights from Monkeys

Thu, Mar 22 2012 - 6:00pm

Dr. Laurie Santos, The Monkey Whisperer: The Evolution of Irrationality – Insights from Monkeys

Ph.D., Associate Professor of Psychology, Yale University; Director, Yale’s Comparative Cognition Laboratory
Henry Tenenbaum, KRON TV Feature Reporter- Moderator

Santos, who has been called “the Monkey Whisperer,” studies the roots of human irrationality by watching the way our primate relatives make decisions. She’ll discuss her recent work on "monkey economics" and will show that some of the silly financial choices seen in humans can be observed in monkeys too. Come hear the intriguing thoughts of the woman recently voted one of Popular Science magazine's “Brilliant 10” Young Minds.
 
Location: SF Club Office
Time: 5:30 p.m. check-in, 6 p.m. program   
Cost:
$20 standard, $12 members, $7 students (with valid ID)
Program organizer: George Dobbins  
Also know:  In Association with The Club's Science/ Technology Forum