224 | Monkey See Monkey Do

July 9, 2019

Have you ever watched somebody look off in the distance at something behind you and then immediately turn to look at whatever it is their seeing? That exact response is what PhD Student Borna Mahmoudian studies. It's a fascinating little feature that helps gives social skills to us humans and some other animals (Including the Old-World Monkeys Borna Studies). Hosts Nikol Posnov and Connor Chato chat about the neurological mechanics of this response and what it's like studying this in a lab with our incredibly smart evolutionary cousins. 

To find out more about Borna you can find him on twitter @borna__m or on Dr. Julio Martinez's lab website http://martinezlab.robarts.ca/.

Hosts: Connor Chato & Nikol Posnov

Produced by Ariel Frame