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 second of five installments we hear from three presenters who spoke at the conference about topics in the general area of pro-sociality. Speakers in this episode include Dr. Ayaka Takimoto, Dr. Peggy Mason and Dr. James Anderson. 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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This podcast series was brought to you by CICASP, and was produced by Andrew MacIntosh with special assistance from summer intern Sofi Bernstein.