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Published on May 22, 2013
What animals besides human can recognise their own faces in the mirror? What does this tell us? Thomas talks about the science of what separates us from other animals and the evolution of human mind.
Thomas is the Professor of Cognitive Development in the School of Psychology at the University of Queensland. He has received honors and distinctions for both his research and teaching, including awards from the Australian Academy of Social Sciences, the Australian Psychological Society and the American Psychological Association. He has written a dozen book chapters and published more than 50 articles, including a 2007 paper on mental time travel that has been recognized as one of the most highly cited in the field of neuroscience and behaviour. His work has been covered in many distinguished international media outlets (such as Der Spiegel, Die Zeit, Discover Magazine, New Scientist, Science, and New York Times), and he is currently completing his first trade book: "THE GAP- The science of what separates us from other animals".
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