EISF – Edinburgh International Science Festival
Edinburgh Zoo, 3rd and 4th April 2017, 11am to 3pm
‘What makes us Human?’ The Living Links to Human Evolution Research Centre, which hosts primate researchers from across Scotland, is teaming up with the St Andrews Baby and Child Lab to create a family friendly event in which children can play games designed to study the origins of cognition – both from an evolutionary and developmental perspective. These are games that both children and non-human-primates have played in studies to reveal ways in which our thinking is similar to other primates, and ways in which it is different. Children find out how primates approach the same activities they try and parents can read about the science behind the fun!