Laurie Santos of
The talk is part of the
Ms. SantosÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ study of primates shows they have many of the same survival skills as humans from forming groups to a knack for taking risks and deceiving adversaries. She also notes that monkeys possess many of the quirks and foibles once considered uniquely human.
Her wide-ranging studies have observed primates who hoard, commit larceny, are competitive and show evidence they are capable of sophisticated insight, complex reasoning, and calculated action.
Laurie Santos is an Assistant Professor of Psychology at
Her talk is called Ã¢â‚¬Å“The Evolution of Irrationality: Insights from Nonhuman Primates.Ã¢â‚¬Â