Harold D. and Rhoda N. Roberts Memorial Lecture in the Natural Sciences, “Dolphins and Whales: Minds Beneath the Waves” – Lori Marino, Ph.D.
Dr. Lori Marino, who received her Ph.D. in biopsychology in 1995, is a neuroscientist and expert in animal behavior, intelligence, and welfare. She is the founder and Executive Director of The Kimmela Center for Animal Advocacy, which focuses on bridging the gap between academic scholarship and animal advocacy efforts. She is also the President of the Whale Sanctuary Project, whose mission is to create the first permanent seaside sanctuary for captive whales in North America.
Dr. Marino is internationally known for her work on the evolution of the brain and intelligence in dolphins and whales (as well as primates and farm animals). She has published over 130 peer-reviewed scientific papers, book chapters, and magazine articles on marine mammal biology and cognition, comparative brain anatomy, self-awareness in nonhuman animals, human-nonhuman animal relationships, and the evolution of the brain and intelligence. She has appeared in several films and television programs, including the 2013 documentary Blackfish about killer whale captivity.
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