Living In Alien Worlds: Scientists Discussing The Inner Lives of Animals This Friday

By Carl Zimmer | April 10, 2012 3:49 pm

A New York organization called Thinking Animals has launched a fascinating series of scientific talks about animal cognition. I’m looking forward to being the moderator of this Friday’s event, called “Living in Alien Worlds.”

Four scientists will talk about how the bizarre senses of other animals give them experiences of the world we can barely imagine. We’ll be talking about everything from insect to whales.

Here are the details…

Living in Alien Worlds

Friday, April 13, 2012 | 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Hunter College West, Lexington Ave. and 68th St., Room 714

Panelists include: Jelle Atema, Tim Goldsmith, Katy Payne, Stim Wilcox, and moderator Carl Zimmer. Here are the speaker biographies.

Here’s the web site where you can get a ticket.

[Image: Southern Right Whale Eye, Brian Skerry, National Geographic]

CATEGORIZED UNDER: Evolution, Talks

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A blog about life, past and future. Written by DISCOVER contributing editor and columnist Carl Zimmer.

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Carl Zimmer writes about science regularly for The New York Times and magazines such as DISCOVER, which also hosts his blog, The LoomHe is the author of 12 books, the most recent of which is Science Ink: Tattoos of the Science Obsessed.

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