Group member Jake Hanson recently returned from the Diverse Intelligences Summer Institute in St. Andrews, Scotland. This intensive two week program brought together interdisciplinary scientists from around the world in order to address fundamental questions regarding consciousness and cognition. Participants were exposed to lectures from a variety of disciplines including physics, primatology, and sociology. In addition, they worked together in groups to complete projects based on the synthesis of ideas from these disparate fields. Of course, there was also plenty of time to talk both science and non-science over great food and drink.
Sara Imari Walker