Me-You-Us. Social Relations In Humans And Other Primates

Special exhibition | Free space Forum Wissen

24 April – 3 November 2024

Humans are social beings. We have diverse social relationships, learn from others and have to find our way in groups. In this respect, we are not so different from our closest relatives, the apes. The exhibition explores the question of how social relationships in humans and other primates are developed at a young age and 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 used.

The exhibition provides insights into how research data is collected in this field, how it is processed and how it is communicated with other researchers, assistants and the general public: How do wildlife cameras, home-made slot machines, plush objects, cartoon videos and dummy snakes help to obtain data on social relationships? How can AI simplify labor-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?

Visitors are invited to take part in an ongoing study themselves and observe how their data is incorporated into scientific work.

The exhibition “I-You-We. Social Relationships in Humans and Other Primates” is a project of the interdisciplinary DFG Research Training Group “Understanding Social Relationships” in cooperation with the Forum Wissen.

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