Secret Science Club presents Primatologist and Best-selling Author Frans de Waal on the Fascinating World of Animal & Human Emotions

Secret Science Club presents Primatologist and Best-selling Author Frans de Waal on the Fascinating World of Animal & Human Emotions

Monday · March 18, 2019

Doors: 7:30 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

Free

This event is 21 and over

 

Front Bar opens at 5:30pm. Doors open at 7:30pm.

Please bring ID: 21+.

No cover. Just bring your smart self!

Secret Science Club
Secret Science Club
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Shrouded in mystery . . .
Chock-full of brainiacs . . .
The Secret Science Club features:
• mind-bending lectures
• volatile experiments
• chemical libations
• star-gazing sounds
Frans de Waal
Frans de Waal
With rigorous science and riveting storytelling, primatologist Frans de Waal jumps off from his new book, “Mama’s Last Hug: Animal Emotions and What They Tell Us About Ourselves.”

Drawing on decades of research, Frans de Waal delves into the inner lives of animals, showing that humans are not the only species with the capacity for love, revenge, guilt, hope, pride, and empathy.
Frans de Waal discusses facial expressions, the emotions behind human politics, the role of feelings in survival, as well as “depressed fish, empathetic rats, envious monkeys,” and the chimpanzee Mama, whose dying farewell to her longtime caretaker provided the inspiration for de Waal’s latest book.

The takeaway is one of continuity between humans and other animals and the many ways in which species are connected via evolution, physiology, and brain chemistry.

Frans de Waal is director of the Living Links Center at Yerkes National Primate Research Center and professor of primate behavior in the department of psychology at Emory University, He is the author of numerous best-selling books, including “Are We Smart Enough to Know How Smart Animals Are?,” “Our Inner Ape,” “The Age of Empathy,” and “Chimpanzee Politics,” as well as over 150 scientific papers, and essays in the New York Times, Science, Nature, and Scientific American.

BEFORE & AFTER
--Groove to wild tunes & sample our science-y cocktail of the night
--Stick around for the scintillating Q&A
-- Hot off the presses! Snag a signed copy of Frans de Waal's new book, “Mama’s Last Hug”
Venue Information:
The Bell House
149 7th Street
Brooklyn, New York, 11215
http://www.thebellhouseny.com/