Organised by Professor Nicola Clayton FRS, Dr Uri Grodzinski and Dr Alex Thornton
The meeting was centred around recent discoveries of striking similarities in cognitive abilities between humans and other animals have fuelled attempts to understand the minds of other species and their relation to our own. This interdisciplinary meeting will bring together disparate fields to develop a theoretical infrastructure for cognition research, as well as to generate testable predictions as to the evolutionary basis and computational ucture of cognitive mechanisms.
This meeting was followed by a related Satellite meeting at the Kavli Royal Society International Centre entitled Theories of minds: the theoretical bases of comparative cognition from 18 - 19 January 2012.
The proceedings of this meeting are now available in a special issue of Philosophical Transactions B.
Biographies and audio recordings are available below.