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Thursday, 20 February 2003, 12:00AM
Barnard's Inn Hall

“Getting to know you”: how do animals recognise each other and us?

Professor Keith Kendrick

For social animals one of the major skills that must be learned is how to recognise important individuals in their social environment. An examination of the capacities for different species to recognise each other by scent, sound or sight, with focus on the evolution of face-recognition. We will also consider what key factors determine social and sexual attraction and prevent incest.

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Professor Keith Kendrick is Systems and Behavioural Neuroscientist and was Gresham Professor of Physic between 2002 and 2006.
He has been a member of the Home Office's animal procedures committee and has worked at the University of Cambridge undertaking research with regards to how neural networks are organised to control recognition and responses to social and emotional cues. He is a fellow of the Institute of Biology and a member of the British Neuroscience Association.

All of Professor Kendrick’s previous lectures may be accessed here.

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20 February 2003

“Getting to know you”: how do animals recognise each other and us?
Professor Keith Kendrick

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