UA Lecture Series- The Thinking Dog | Events at Fox Tucson Theatre

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6:30 pm

UA Lecture Series- The Thinking Dog

U of A College of Social & Behavioral Sciences presents
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Four University of Arizona professors will examine the complex and varied ways that humans and animals interact and change one another in this year’s Downtown Lecture Series. Topics include surprising discoveries about the canine mind; how indigenous hunters treated bison as partners; the tradition of harvesting herring and challenges of climate change; and how the Navajo view horses as healers and educators.

The Thinking Dog

Evan MacLean

The lives of humans and dogs have intertwined for more than 15,000 years. What is it that allows dogs and humans to form such meaningful relationships? To what extent are dog minds similar to and different from our own? Is it silly to think that dogs love us? Evan MacLean highlights surprising new discoveries about the canine mind, our remarkable interspecies connection, and what studying dogs may teach us about our own species. 

About the Speaker

Evan MacLean is an assistant professor in the UA School of Anthropology and director of the Arizona Canine Cognition Center. A biological anthropologist and comparative psychologist, MacLean is interested in cognitive evolu­tion, animal minds, and what makes the human mind unique. His research on dogs has been featured in academic and popular media around the world.


Free admission will be first come, first served. Tickets are not required.
Doors open at 6 p.m.