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Bringing together the latest findings in animal behaviour, child development, anthropology, psychology, and neuroscience, this presentation will explore the mental qualities that separate humans from other animals, as well as how these differences arose.

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 Associate Professor Tamara Davis
Professor Thomas Suddendorf
Thomas studies the development of mental capacities in young children and in nonhuman animals to answer fundamental questions about the nature and evolution of the human mind. He has received honors and distinctions for both his research and teaching, including awards from the Australian Academy of Social Sciences, the Australian Psychological Society and the American Psychological Association. He has written a dozen book chapters and published more than 75 articles, including a 2007 paper on mental time travel that has been recognized as one of the most highly cited in the field of neuroscience and behaviour. His recent book “THE GAP- The science of what separates us from other animals” has attracted many endorsements (e.g. Jane Goodall, Richard Leakey) and outstanding reviews (e.g. Science; Wall Street Journal).
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 What separates us from other animals?

About Global Leadership Series

The Global Leadership Series (GLS) is a lively program of events for alumni and community members. Join us for lectures and discussions with the best of the best UQ-related speakers on matters that impact your community and shape your ideas of the world.

The series is an opportunity for you to engage with great minds on global matters, participate in thought-provoking discussions and network with UQ alumni and community members. All alumni, parents, community members and friends are welcome to attend the Global Leadership Series events.

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