Join us on The PrimateCast as we cover the 74th annual congress of the Japan Society for Animal Psychology.
The PrimateCast rolled out its mobile podcasting unit once again to cover the annual meetings of the Japan Society for Animal Psychology between July 19-21, 2014. The society's aims are to support a better understanding of human nature, particularly in the realm of cognition, through the lens of the animal mind; in other words, its members study the cognitive capacities of nonhuman animals to give clues about the evolution of our own considerable mental abilities.
This year's congress was held in Inuyama, hometown of the Kyoto University Primate Research Institute (KUPRI), and notably was conducted for the first time entirely in English. The president of the organizing committee this year was Dr. Tetsuro Matsuzawa of KUPRI, and there were an impressive number of speakers from around the world invited to participate and present at this event. As such, Andrew along with summer intern Sofi Bernstein decided to get on over there and talk with as many of these invitees as possible.
In this the first of five installments we hear from five presenters who spoke at the conference about topics ranging from "mental time travel" and "metacognition" to the idea of "metaphorical mapping". Speakers in this episode include Dr. Michael Beran, Ms. Emily Brown, Dr. Rob Hampton, Dr. Ikuma Adachi and Dr. Victoria Templer. For more information about these researchers and their work, please click on their institution names in the list below to follow links to their respective academic pages.
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We'd like to sincerely thank all of our guests on this episode as well as on the entire series of podcasts from our coverage of the 74th annual congress of the Japan Society for Animal Psychology. Please do check out our other podcasts in this series, and make sure to browse our other podcast interviews with leading scientists in primatology and beyond.
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This podcast series was brought to you by CICASP, and was produced by Andrew MacIntosh with special assistance from summer intern Sofi Bernstein.