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International seminar brings together different research lines on animal behavior

by Richard Meckien - published Jun 08, 2015 12:20 PM - - last modified Oct 04, 2015 07:33 PM

Macaco pensando - EsculturaResearchers from Canada, the USA, Germany, the Netherlands and Brazil will gather at the seminar 'Brain, Cognition, Behavior, Evolution: Polyglot to Monoglot?', to be held from June 15 to 17 at the IEA-USP's Events Room.

The purpose of the meeting is to bring together researchers with different approaches to common problems of the study of animal behavior and thus integrate different lines of research. It will also be an opportunity for the interaction between Brazilian and foreign researchers.

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The coordinator of the seminar is psychologist and ethologist Jerry Hogan, a visiting professor at the IEA-USP and professor emeritus from the University of Toronto, together with Altay Lino de Souza, a researcher at UNIFESP.

On June 15 and on June 16 there will be two exhibitions in the morning, from 10 am to 12 pm, and a third one in the afternoon, followed by a discussion, from 2 pm to 4 pm. On June 17 there will be two exhibitions followed by a discussion (from 10 am to 1 pm).



June 15

10.00 am - Johannus Bolhuis (Museum of the University of Utrecht): Twitter evolution: Birdsong, speech, and language
11.00 am - Björn Brembs (University of Regensburg)
02.00 pm - Nicolas Chaline (Institute of Psychology - IP/USP)
03.00 pm - Discussion

June 16

10.00 am - Patricia Izar (Institute of Psychology - IP/USP): Navigation and spatial representation in tufted capuchin monkeys
11.00 am - David Francis Sherry (University of Western Ontario): Sex Differences in Spatial Cognition in Brood-Parasitic Cowbirds: A Case Study in Neuroecology
02.00 pm - Brian Joseph Wiltgen (UC Davis) - via videoconference
03.00 pm - Discussion

June 17
09.00 am - Paul William Frankland (University of Toronto)Hippocampal neurogenesis, forgetting and infantile amnesia
10.00 am - Eduardo Santos (Institute of Biosciences - IB/USP): Conflict and cooperation over sex: the consequences of social and genetic polyandry for reproductive success in dunnocks
11.00 am - Discussion

The event will be broadcast live on the web.

Photo: “Philosophizing Monkey”, sculpture by Wolfgang Hugo Rheinhold