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Diana Reiss

Mar 13, 2014

  • A member of the psychology department at Hunter College, Diana Reiss is an expert in dolphin cognition who has conducted ingenious experiments to demonstrate that these creatures recognize themselves in mirrors: that they are self-aware. She is, incidentally, our first guest to postpone her visit until she returned from a marine mammal conference which, I was bereft to learn, was about marine mammals, and not attended by marine mammals, drunkenly carousing. I am sadder but wiser.