Complete video at: http://fora.tv/2012/03/22/The_Evolution_of_Irrationality_Insights_from_Monkeys
Professor of Psychology at Yale University Laurie Santos presents the findings of her study on whether capuchin monkeys show economic bias after teaching them how to use currency.
Dr. Laurie Santos, who has been called “the Monkey Whisperer,” studies the roots of human irrationality by watching the way our primate relatives make decisions. She’ll discuss her recent work on “monkey economics” and will show that some of the silly financial choices seen in humans can be observed in monkeys too. Come hear the intriguing thoughts of the woman recently voted one of Popular Science magazine’s “Brilliant 10″ Young Minds.
Laurie Santos is an associate professor of psychology at Yale University and the director of Yale University’s Comparative Cognition Laboratory. She received her B.A. in Psychology and Biology from Harvard University and her Ph.D. in Psychology from Harvard.