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Drawing on the research in animal behaviour, cognitive ethology, and philosophy, Michael works to broaden the terms in which one can consider the nature of non-human animals and their cognitive abilities. Species ranging from ants and bees to Chimpanzees and Dolphins can characterize important lessons about nature, biology and ourselves.
Michael Payton is the National Director of Centre for Inquiry Canada. He has worked in the area of cognitive research for over 5 years as a research associate at wide range of institutions University of Toronto, York University, Harvard's Cognitive Evolution Laboratory and MIT's McGovern Institute. He has worked extensively with primates, humans and other animals in the field of cognitive science.