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Lunchtime Discovery: Survival of the Friendliest

  • Wednesday, October 20, 2021
  • 12:00pm - 1:00pm

What Dogs and Wolves Can Teach Us About Human Nature

Hannah Salomons with a Lab puppy.

Hannah Salomons, PhD Candidate, Duke University

If you’re a dog lover, you’ve probably noticed how much dogs love being around people, and often seem to understand our attempts to communicate. How did dogs get this way? Did they inherit these traits from their common ancestors with wolves, a social pack animal? Or did they evolve these social cognitive skills as they were domesticated? Join Hannah Salomons as we discover how dogs and wolves differ in the way they interact with people, and what this means for our understanding of how our own social minds evolved.

Join us on YouTube!

Live Virtual Presentation hosted by NC Museum of Natural Sciences’ SECU Daily Planet Curator Chris Smith and the NC Department of Environmental Quality Office of Environmental Education and Public Affairs staff.

You can post questions in the YouTube chat or tweet questions to #LunchTimeDiscovery and mention @NorthCarolinaEE.

Brought to you by the NC DEQ Office of Environmental Education and Public Affairs and the NC Museum of Natural Sciences.


October 20
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm


NC United States


Chris Smith