On March 8th, CBEN, the Cognition, Behavior & Evolution Network, organizes a discussion evening between primatologists Jan van Hooff and Tetsuro Matsuzawa. The evening starts with a lecture by each of them and is followed by a discussion along different theses that are of interest to a broader audience, such as the following statements:
• Insight in the evolution of human cognition can be obtained through researching apes.
• Only humans have emotions.
• In Japan, robots have a soul.
The discussion evening welcomes a broad and interested public and will take place on March 8, from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. at Rapenburg 19 in Leiden. Although access to the event is free, a ticket is required as the museum will be open especially for this event already at 5:30 p.m.. A ticket can be bought online (€ 8,- for one adult) or at the entrance. There are only 45 seats available so space is limited and registration in advance is required and can be done here!