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Wednesday, April 2, 2014

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Yale University comparative psychologist Laurie Santos explores the roots of human irrationality by observing the way our primate relatives make decisions. She delves into recent experiments in “monkeynomics.”

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Find out more about Yale's Comparative Cognition Laboratory, directed by Laurie Santos.

Watch Laurie Santos give a TED Talk entitled, "A Monkey Economy as Irrational as Ours"

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The SciCafe series is proudly sponsored by Judy and Josh Weston.