National Academy Member Michael Tomasello Lecture - September 7, 2017

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

“In Search of  Human Uniqueness”
Special Lecture – Open to All
Thursday, September 7, 2017
4:00-5:00 p.m.
Lecture: Griffith Film Theater, Bryan Center
Reception: The Landing, Bryan Center

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P&N's Michael Tomasello has been elected to the prestigious National Academy of Sciences. National academy membership is regarded as the highest recognition for a scientist.

Dr. Tomasello, who did his undergraduate work at Duke, is a world-renowned scholar on social cognition, social learning, and communication/language in human children and great apes. He is also the co-director of the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology in Leipzig, Germany. Since joining P&N, he has received several other awards and honors, including election into the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and APA's 2015 Distinguished Scientific Contribution Award. His research on mind-reading in great apes was named a Top Breakthrough of 2016 by Science Magazine.

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