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With Frans de Waal (Primatologist & Prof. Psychology, Emory University).
Wednesday, March 20, 2019 at 06:30 PM   $30
Marines Memorial Theatre, 609 Sutter St
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Frans de Waal, Primatologist; Professor of Psychology, Emory University; Director, Living Links Center at the Yerkes National Primate Research Center; Author, Mama's Last Hug: Animal Emotions & What They Tell Us About Ourselves
New York Timesbest-selling author & primatologistFransdeWaalexplores the fascinating world of animal & human emotions.His new book, Mama's Last Hug, opens with the dramatic farewell between Mama, a dying fifty-nine-year-old chimpanzee matriarch, & biologist Jan van Hooff. This heartfelt final meeting of two longtime friends, widely shared as a video, offers a window into how deep & instantly recognizable these bonds can be. So beginsFransdeWaal's whirlwind tour of new ideas & findings about animal emotions, based on his renowned studies of the social & emotional lives of chimpanzees, bonobos & other primates.
De Waaldiscusses facial expressions, animal sentience & consciousness, Mama's life & death, the emotional side of human politics, & the illusion of free will. He distinguishes between emotions & feelings, all the while emphasizing the continuity between our species & other species. And he makes the radical proposal that emotions are like organs: We don't have a single organ that other animals don't have, & the same is true for our emotions.
Come for an illuminating discussion about the similarities between animals & humans from a man who has been named to Time magazine's list of the 100 most influential humans.
Location:Marines' Memorial Theatre, 609 Sutter St., San Francisco Time:5:30 p.m. check-in, 6:30 p.m. program, 7:30 p.m. book signingNotes:In partnership with The Leakey Foundation & the California Academy of Sciences
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