May 20, 2021Animal Law & Policy Clinic, Animal Law & Policy ProgramSo why did you love ‘My Octopus Teacher’?
The Harvard Gazette today shares highlights from a lively discussion on the surprising appeal of the Academy Award-winning documentary My Octopus Teacher, which was moderated by Animal Law & Policy Program Faculty Director Professor Kristen Stilt.
The Harvard Gazette today shares highlights from a panel discussion on Monday about the Academy Award-winning documentary My Octopus Teacher, which was organized by Harvard’s Mind Brain Behavior Interfaculty Initiative and moderated by Animal Law & Policy Program’s Faculty Director Professor Kristen Stilt.
More than 250 people tuned in to hear from neuroscientist David Edelman, a visiting scholar at Dartmouth who is researching visual perception, cognition, and their neural bases in the octopus; Alex Schnell, a researcher in the University of Cambridge’s psychology department who studies intelligence in cephalopods, and Megan K. Mueller, co-director of the Tufts Institute for Human-Animal Interaction.
The article also mentions the Animal Law & Policy Clinic’s petition to the National Institutes of Health to include cephalopods (octopus, cuttlefish and squid) to be among the animals entitled to humane treatment in federally funded research.
Read the full article in the Gazette.