PSYC Semineri: “Embodied Cognition and tool use in Capuchin Monkeys”, Briseida Dogo de Resende, 17:00 23 Kasım (EN)

Please join Bilkent University’s Psychology Department on Wednesday for the virtual visit of Prof. Briseida Dogo de Resende.

Speaker: Briseida Dogo de Resende, University of São Paulo

“Embodied Cognition and tool use in Capuchin Monkeys”

Date: Wednesday, 23 November 2022
Time: 17:00

Zoom info:
Meeting ID: 876 074 2468
Passcode: 362441

I will use the ethological approach to discuss motor development in tufted capuchin monkeys, focusing on the use of tools for cracking nuts. I will first bring a historical view about how Ethology has dealt with developmental questions. Then I will introduce Development Systems Theory, Niche Construction, Perception-action and Embodied Cognition. I will use tufted capuchin monkeys’ nut-cracking skills to exemplify these concepts.

About the speaker:
Briseida Resende is Professor at the Institute of Psychology at the University of São Paulo. She studies Animal Behavior and Evolutionary Psychology, working mainly in the following subjects: learning, development, and social influence in learning, studying mainly capuchin monkeys and dogs. She is a member of the Network of Attention to the Indigenous Person from University of São Paulo and the editor-in-chief of Psicologia USP. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Biological Sciences from the University of São Paulo (1994), a master’s degree (1999) and a Ph.D. (2004) in Psychology (Experimental Psychology) from the University of São Paulo.