Faculty Lecture Series – Dr. Kristiansen

Faculty Lecture Series – “Can We Talk to Animals? An exploration of communication across the animal kingdom”  –  by Dr. Rachel Kristiansen, S.C. Psychology Faculty
March 7 – 7:00pm – Whitney Academic Center #153

Humans are adept at communicating using written words, symbols, and gestures. However, nonhuman animals have also evolved a myriad of techniques to communicate with each other in order to reduce conflict and increase survival. In this lecture, we will explore the sensory abilities and communicative strategies of multiple species around the globe. We will discuss the meaning of true “language” and examine whether this ability is unique to humans, or if other species might share this complex form of communication with us.