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Dr Lynne Honey - Highly Evolved Errors

  • 20-Jan-2021
  • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Online via Zoom
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  • Event fee is included for all members who have paid their annual dues.

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Join the EEPC on Wednesday, January 20 at 6:00pm for our Virtual Members Meeting with Dr Lynne Honey.

Highly Evolved Errors

Why do humans – arguably the smartest species on the planet – do such stupid things? Why do we make foolish choices about money, health, or other risks? Our brains have evolved to solve very difficult problems, to solve them efficiently, and to do so in a way that maximizes our likelihood of survival and reproduction. That doesn’t mean that we don’t make mistakes! The study of cognitive errors helps to reveal the real-world puzzles that our brains have evolved to solve, and how being very clever can sometimes be our downfall. In this session, we’ll explore decisions made by humans as well as other animals and have a few laughs at our own expense. It would be a mistake to skip this one...


Dr. Lynne Honey earned her PhD at McMaster University for experimental research in social learning, animal behaviour, and biological psychology. She joined the Department of Psychology at MacEwan University in 2003, where she has since earned the rank of full Professor. She is an award-winning teacher, co-author of a textbook about learning, and her research on learning and social behaviour has been published in a variety of respected academic journals. Outside of the lab and classroom, Lynne is keen to share her passion for the science of behaviour with anyone who will listen. She has regularly given presentations for the TELUS World of Science and other local groups. In her non-professional life you can find Lynne covered in either sawdust or flour, depending on which tools she’s been using.


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Guests - $50

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