Petri Dish: Monkey Business

Join us April 17 to learn more about what can primates tell us about human cognition.
February 08, 2024

Primates are our nearest relatives. Much has been made of brain size evolution in our human ancestors compared with our nearest relatives, and certainly humans demonstrate a greater capacity of cognition. But what do we really learn when we compare ourselves to our ape cousins? They engage in all sorts of complex behaviors and group dynamics, solve problems and communicate. Are we really so different?

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  • Michael Wilson, Professor, Ecology, Evolution and Behavior, College of Biological Sciences
  • Julie Wulfemeyer, Professor, Philosophy, Minnesota State University, Mankato


  • Wednesday, April 17, 2024
  • Urban Growler Brewing Company
  • Doors open at 5:45 p.m. Program starts at 6:15 p.m.
  • Organized by the College of Biological Sciences in collaboration with the Bell Museum