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Filming took place in Cambridge botanical gardens on a warm November afternoon 2017. The programme was broadcast on Christmas Eve and repeated on Christmas Day.
Jonathan Birch, Fellow, The Forum; Assistant Professor, Department of Philosophy, Logic and Scientific Method, LSE
What is it like to be a bird? What do they think and how do they feel? What can comparative psychology tell us about the intelligence of birds? And what can we learn about birds, and about ourselves, from our encounters with them? In this dialogue, world-leading comparative psychologist Nicola Clayton and author and naturalist Mark Cocker give us a bird’s eye view on the world, and consider how human thought and culture have been shaped by interaction with birds.
Prof. Nicky Clayton will discuss remarkable footage of crows (corvids) engaged in some fascinating behaviour.
Prof. Nicky Clayton and Clive Wilkins under the auspices of their arts/science collaboration The Captured Thought will present The Moustachio Quartet to the Hay Literary Festival 2018. Their appearance will coincide with the publication of the last novel in the series, Eissenstrom, and will be the second time they have appeared at Hay to present their work. They will discuss the themes of the books, including mental time travel, memory and the nature of perception.
Nicky with Cristina Marquez Vega’s lab: Antonio Armario, Diana Costa, Joan Esteve, Michael Gachomba and Aroa Sanz.
~The Art of Fine Words
Scientist & Dancer
Artist & Writer
~The subjective experience of thinking