Animal intelligence: theoretical concerns, replication crisis, and future directions

The symposium is moderated by Patrik Lindenfors, Institute for Futures Studies and the Department of Zoology at Stockholm University, author of Det kulturella djuret (Ordfront).

The symposium takes place on Zoom.


13:00 Karin Dirke, Dept. Culture and Aesthetics, Stockholm Uni.:
Studying animals with love: a brief history of anthropomorphism in the study of animals
13:45 Ben Farrar, Dept. Psychology, Cambridge Uni., UK:
The illusion of science in comparative cognition
14:30 Break
15:00 Johan Lind, Centre for Cultural Evolution, Stockholm Uni.:
Animal intelligence: what is it and where does it come from?
15:45 Louise Barrett, Psychology Dept., Uni. Lethbridge, Canada:
What Lies Beneath: hidden assumptions, anthropocentrism and the nature of animal minds
16:30 Break
16:45 Discussion with moderator