jueves, 31 de julio de 2008

Actividades: curso sobre estudios cognitivos y comportamentales en Florida!

Dolphin Research Center, a not-for-profit research and educational organization, would like to announce a late summer course in Cognitive and Behavioral Marine Mammal Research.

The program is a seven-day, in-depth, hands-on immersion into the field of marine mammal science. The course material surveys a wide-range of knowledge, theories and ongoing research concerning dolphins.

By working with staff on DRC research studies, students gain a greater understanding of dolphins' cognitive abilities and social behavior, as well as deeper insight into research concepts and methodology.

Seminar Topics & Focused Activities Include:
*Review of Dolphin Anatomy & Physiology,
*Physiological Research,
*Research Project Design,
*DRC's Current Research,
*Marine Mammal Cognition,
*Research Law Requirements,
*Behavior &Ecology, and
*Research in Acoustics & Communication.

Hands-On Activities Include:
*Assisting research staff in conducting currentcognitive research sessions,
*learning and conducting observation sessions,
*participating in additional research activities.

Cost: The cost of the course is $1700.00 (US). Tuition includes all seminars, activities, meals and lodging.

Dates: August 30th - September 5th, 2008.

For more information please visit
http://www.dolphins.org/

Click on the visit DRC bar, followed by the link to DolphinLab, or contact us at 305/289-1121 x 225 or education@dolphins.org

DRC Publications: Jaakkola, K., Fellner, W., Erb, L., Rodriguez, A. M., & Guarino, E. (2005). Understanding the concept of numerically "less" by bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus). Journal of Comparative Psychology.