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Thu, Apr 26, '18
16:00 - 17:30
Dr Zanna Clay, Durham University: "Natural communication in our great ape relative, the bonobo: Insights into the evolution of language" Departmental Seminar Series 2017/18
H1.48

Hosted by Professor Sotaro Kita

Refreshments in Common room at 3.30pm

Natural communication in our great ape relative, the bonobo: Insights into the evolution of language

Our capacity for language is a central aspect of what it means to be human and sets us apart from the rest of the animal kingdom. Given that language does not fossilize, one way to understand how and when it first evolved is to examine the communicative capacities of our closest living relatives, the great apes. In this talk, I will review my recent research that explores natural communication in our least understood but closest living relative, the bonobo (Pan paniscus). I will primarily focus on what natural bonobo communication can tell us about their underlying social awareness and how this relates to the evolution of language. I report findings that highlight considerable communicative complexity, flexibility, and intentionality which, cumulatively, suggest that many of the building blocks for language are deeply rooted in our primate past.

 Zanna Clay 26-4-18

Tue, May 1, '18
13:00 - 14:00
Internal seminar: tba
H5.45

Contact: Jesse Preston

Thu, May 10, '18
16:00 - 17:30
Speaker Dr Miguel Farias, Mindfulness and Meditation, Coventry University, Departmental Seminar Series 2017/18
H1.48

Hosted by Jesse Preston (invited by Kim Wade)

Refreshments in Common room at 3.30pm

Dr Miguel Farias, Seminar speaker 10-5-18

Tue, May 15, '18
13:00 - 14:00
Internal seminar: tba
H5.45

Contact: Jesse Preston

Tue, May 29, '18
13:00 - 14:00
Internal seminar: tba
H5.45

Contact: Jesse Preston

Thu, Jul 19, '18
14:00 - 17:00
Graduation: Psychology - preceeded by Psychology lunch - details tba
Butterworth Hall, Warwick Arts Centre

See Graduation webiste for details

The Psychology Summer Graduation Ceremonies 2018 will take place on the afternoon of Thursday 19 July 2018.

All ceremonies will be held in the Butterworth Hall, Warwick Arts Centre. The Psychology ceremony is: 15.00 start (to be seated for 14.15)

Registration for the Summer Graduation Ceremonies 2018 will open in mid May 2018 and potential graduands will receive an email invitation when this opens (please ensure that your email contact is up to date with the Academic Office - update via your Student Records Online >> my student record or contact us if you no longer have access). If you believe that you are eligible to graduate this July and you have not received an email invitation or you cannot access the online process when this is open in May, please contact us.