“Can Animals Count?” | Scientifically Speaking Lecture Series
Join Prof. Bittu Rajaraman on Tuesday, May 19 at 7 PM as he shares insights from his own experiments while answering intriguing questions about the “Number Sense” in the animal world!
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The ability to solve complex math problems is something that we humans believe sets us apart from the rest of the animal kingdom. This stems from our ability to represent and discriminate quantities of relative sizes, known as a “number sense”. Are humans the only species that can do simple arithmetic? Do animals have the same system for representing numbers that we do? Sharing insights from his own experiments, Prof. Bittu will address these and other questions in the lecture, and will show how some animals (fish, dogs, and insects) have a basic sense of numbers.
Associate Professor of Biology and Psychology,
Ph.D. Harvard University