Daniel Povinelli

Daniel Povinelli is a professor of biology at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. Dr. Povinelli received his undergraduate degree from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and his doctorate in physical anthropology from Yale University. His primary research interests are in characterizing the evolution of higher-order cognitive functions in the great ape/human clade. He is the recipient of a National Science Presidential Young Investigator Award, The American Psychological Associations’ Distinguished Award for an Early Career Contribution to Psychology, and a James S. McDonnell Foundation Centennial Fellow Award. His latest book is World Without Weight: Perspectives on an Alien Mind (2012).

Primary Areas of Expertise
Cognitive Science, Evolution, Human Development, Primatology, Psychology

Symposium Speaker

Listed here are the symposium sessions for which this person is a speaker.

2013-02-15Desperately Seeking ExplanationIs the Human Mind Unique?
2009-03-20A Critical Analysis of Claims for the Production of Art by other AnimalsEvolutionary Origins of Art and Aesthetics