92Y Talks Podcast

Person Place Thing Episode 66: Diana Reiss

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Plays: 124

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.


  • PERSON: Circe, a dolphin (not this one)

  • PLACE: a cove in Taiji, Japan

  • THING: a two-way mirror

 


  • RANDY’S THING: bicycle pain

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