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PL: Wie denken Tiere?

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Erwin-Schrödinger-Saal
Plenary / Panel
German and English language

What makes the difference between human beings and other animals? What kinds of thoughts can animals think? We will explore the ability of animals to reason, remember, communicate, and imitate each other. A diverse set of species shares these abilities with us. But, these myriad accomplishments notwithstanding, animal minds remain quite different from the human variety. Anthropomorphism makes for great children’s stories, but it has had a pernicious influence on the study of animal minds. We live in a world of wonderfully diverse species, each adapted cognitively for its own unique niche not a world where other species think like we do.

Professor, Section of Language and Intelligence, Department of Behavioral and Brain Sciences, Primate Research Institute, Kyoto University
Associate Professor, University of Florida, Department of Psychology
Universität Wien

Tetsuro MATSUZAWA

Professor, Section of Language and Intelligence, Department of Behavioral and Brain Sciences, Primate Research Institute, Kyoto University

"Ai Project" started and has been focusing on the language-like skills and the concept of numbers established in a female chimpanzee
 Has been studying chimpanzee intelligence both in the laboratory and in the wild and tries to synthesize the field work and the laboratory work to understand the nature of chimpanzees
1978

Dr. Clive D. L. WYNNE

Associate Professor, University of Florida, Department of Psychology

Research Fellow, Duke University, Durham, U.S.A. Research Fellow, Universität Konstanz, West Germany Research Associate, Duke University, Durham, U.S.A. Lecturer /Senior Lecturer, Department of Psychology, University of Western Australia
1987-1988
1988-1990
1990-1993
1993-2001

Dr. Peter MARKL

Universität Wien

 freiberufliche Tätigkeit als Wissenschaftsjournalist
 Leiter der Arbeitsgruppe für chemische Ausbildung der Gesellschaft Österreichischer Chemiker

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