Hunter Psychology professo Dr. Diana Reiss: Dolphins Demonstrate Self-Awareness Earlier than Humans and Chimpanzees


Bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) show the capacity for mirror self-recognition (MSR), an indicator of self-awareness, at an earlier age than humans and chimpanzees, as reported in a new study in PLOS ONE. According to co-authors on the study, Diana Reiss, Professor at Hunter College of the City University of New York and Rachel Morrison, Assistant Professor at the University of North Carolina at Pembroke, dolphins are one of a few species that show the capacity for MSR, along with humans, great apes, elephants, and magpies.  


Today at the GWSC meeting!

Today during the GWSC meeting we discussed the topic of gender violence in the work space, academia & home.  Right now all across South America and Europe women are protesting gender violence & stigma. As these are very prominent issues; we are showing our support for women across the globe and in Latin America! #VivasNosQueremos #NiUnaMenos (Not one less- meaning, not one more woman lost to gender violence) more information click here.