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Hitokoto Ichiba #4 - "Do Animals Laugh, too? The Difference in Laughter between Humans and Chimpanzees"

2016-11-22 (Tue) 19:00 - 20:00

The Hitokoto Ichiba is a place where people from outside of the university can connect with the goings-on from inside of the university. Let's take a look at the topic for this session!

Joining us for part 4 in this series is MATSUSAKA Takahisa (Instructor, Early Childhood Education, Kyoto Seizan College). We can imagine what "laughing animals" would look like, but do animals really "laugh?" Are the laughs we experience in our everyday lives the same as the laughs of animals? By exploring the similarities and differences between human and chimpanzee laughs, we can actually begin to see all sorts of things, such as the evolution of human sociability. Let's all discuss laughter together, an everyday action with a deep significance.


MATSUSAKA Takahisa (Instructor, Early Childhood Education, Kyoto Seizan College)

Café Masters

WAKABAYASHI Kaito (Graduate School of Engineering Science, Osaka University)

KONDO Narumi (Graduate School of Science, Osaka University)

•  Admission starts 30 minutes before the scheduled start time.

•  The program may be modified without notice from what is noted on this page.

What is Lab Café?

A major program instituted at Art Area B1, "Lab Café" is designed and implemented by the Center for the Study of Communication-Design. Lab Café is an interactive program in which participants have wide-ranging discussions on a variety of topics. The program aims to make the station a communication space in the arts and academia by taking up various themes in philosophy, art, science and technology and providing the general public with chances to be exposed to expertise on those topics.

What is Art Area B1?

The concourse of the first basement of Naniwabashi Station was set up as Art Area B1 when the Keihan Electric Railway's Nakanoshima Line was opened on October 19, 2008. Since then, the project has aimed to make the station a center of artistic communication.

Date: 2016-11-22 (Tue) 19:00 - 20:00
Organizer: Art Area B1 (Osaka University, NPO Dance Box, Keihan Electric Railway)
Venue: Art Area B1 (1st Basement Concourse, Naniwabashi Station, Keihan Nakanoshima Line)
Registration: Registration is not required for this seminar.
Contact: Kaitokudo for the 21st Century, Osaka University

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