Edinburgh International Science Festival 2018

MacKay, J. (Host), Dwyer, C. (Speaker)

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesPublic Engagement – Festival/Exhibition


Intelligent Animals

In The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, Douglas Adams wrote: 'For instance, on the planet Earth, man had always assumed that he was more intelligent than dolphins because he had achieved so much.' Why do we consider some animals more intelligent than others? Dr Jill MacKay (author of upcoming book Animal Personality) and the panel will discuss what intelligence in animals means for scientists and the research they carry out, with a little advice on how to test the intelligence of your animals. Dogs welcome!
Period31 Mar 2018
Event typeOther
LocationEdinburgh, United Kingdom
Degree of RecognitionInternational