Special Exhibition | Free Space Forum Wissen

25 April – 3 November 2024

Humans are social beings. We have diverse social relationships, learn from others and have to define our role within groups. In this respect, we are not so different from our closest relatives, apes. This exhibition explores the question of how social relationships in humans and other primates develop at an early age, how they are later on regulated and what function these relationships have. It takes a close look at behavioural research in humans and apes and the methods that are used to study them.

Visitors to the exhibition will gain greater insight into how data on social relationships is collected, how it is processed and how it is communicated with other researchers, assistants and the general public: How do camera traps, slot machines, stuffed objects, cartoon videos and fake snakes help researchers to learn more about social relationships? How can AI simplify labour-intensive steps in the analysis of data? Why are not only conference visits, but also informal exchanges during coffee breaks important for the process of gaining knowledge?

Pior to their arrival, visitors have the opportunity to take part in an ongoing study on mate choice in baboons. In the exhibition itself, they can then see the results of this scientific work to which they have contributed.

The exhibition “Me-You-Us: Social Relationships in Humans and Other Primates” is a project of the interdisciplinary DFG Research Training Group “Understanding Social Relationships” of the University of Göttingen and the German Primate Center in cooperation with Forum Wissen.

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