Sophie Cohen

Animal vs. Human Consciousness

“Knowing Ourselves Through the Natural World” — In her talk, Sophie Cohen will speak about wildlife science and psychology. She will intertwine these topics, using funny dog videos and examples of gorillas using sign language, and offer an explanation of how it is better to accept the fact that we don’t know something rather than assuming that we do. She will discuss such topics as anthropomorphism and comparing human and animal cognition, and encourage audience members to reflect on their roles in the workings of the natural world.