Are You Smarter than a Chimpanzee?
Wednesday 29 March 2017
Oxford Martin School: Lecture TheatreVenue
Psychologist and award-winning writer Ben Ambridge argues that animals are more than a match for humans in the intelligence stakes.
Ambridge has devised a series of tests that pits the reader against various creatures to prove that animals are more than a match for humans – including the dolphins that understand grammar, the parrots that can add up and ant-swarms that can outsmart the world’s best mathematicians. And he reveals the cutting edge science that is seeing animal psychologists design personality tests for donkeys and set logic problems for pigeons.
Ambridge is a reader in psychology at the University of Liverpool and winner of the Guardian-Wellcome Science Writing prize. His first book, Psy-Q, was a Sunday Times book of the year. His TED talk on the top ten myths of psychology has been viewed more than 2 million times.
Supported by Elsevier.