I’ll be in Milton Keynes the evening of November 5th (Someone explain that name to me! It sounds more like an author than the name of a city.), in Newcastle on November 6th and Bristol on the evening of the 8th.
The talks are being organized by the Association of Pet Behaviour Counsellors, a stellar organization that works to promote science-based animal training and provides a great deal of education to the public about animal behavior. (Truth in lending: I do get a speaking fee, but the primary motivation is to raise money for a good cause.)
Here’s the topic for the talks:
Are You Thinking What I’m Thinking?
Ever wondered what’s going on inside that furry little head of your pet? Join Patricia McConnell for an inquiry into the mental lives of animals, and learn what new discoveries in neurobiology can tell us about the minds of our companion animals. You’ll see slides and videos that discuss problem solving, self awareness, and “thinking” in non-human animals, and have lots to think about yourself when you get home and say hello to your dog or cat!
I am SO looking forward to seeing my English friends! Please help spread the word anyway you can, it’s a great topic and I’ll love meeting animal lovers in the UK.
Here’s an example of the kind of thing we’ll be talking about: