Are fishes sentient? Do squid have a sense of self? Who are dolphins and can they be considered as nonhuman personas?
These questions will be addressed and studied at the Institute of Cognitive Sciences (ISC) Summer School at the Université du Québec à Montréal, which will take place from June 26 to July 6 in Montréal. The lectures and classes will be given by about fifty researchers, professors, ethicists and neurobiologists, from Canada, the United States, but also from Germany, England and the Netherlands. On marine mammals, you will hear Lori Marino, a neurobiologist and specialist in animal behaviour and intelligence, and president of the Whale Sanctuary Project.
It will also be necessary to discover the lectures on chickadees, primates, domestic dogs or caterpillars to understand the complexity of the questions raised by research on animal cognition.
The activities will be conducted in English, and are aimed at both students and the general public.
When: June 26 to July 6, 2018
Where: At the Université du Québec à Montréal, Montreal
How much: $150 for the entire summer school or $15 per day