Sensing and Seeing the Wild: Neuropsychology and Trauma of Orcas, Elephants and Our Other Animal Kin
By G.A. Bradshaw*
Writings stretching back centuries foretold what neuroscience has now established, namely: all Animals including humans share brain structures and capacities to think, feel, and experience consciousness. This commonality provides an objective method of empathetic insight to explore the views, values and experiences of Animals with whom we live, inside and outside our homes. Through specific research cases, I provide examples of individual Animals such as Orcas, Elephants, Chimpanzees, and Umbrella Cockatoos to help us understand the intersection of their worlds and that of ours. This reveals both the tragedy of trauma and a path forward to mutual healing.
Business meeting: 6:30 - 7pm
President's Welcome Address
Dr. Bob Lang Thank You
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Keynote: 7 - 7:45pm
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President's Closing Remarks: 8:25 - 8:30pm
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*Gay holds doctorate degrees in ecology and psychology, and has published, taught, and lectured widely in these fields both in the U.S. and internationally. With her discovery of free roaming Elephant PTSD, she authored the Pulitzer Prize-nominated Elephants on the Edge: What Animals Teach Us about Humanity (Yale Univeristy Press, 2009). Other books include Carnivore Minds: Who These Fearsome Beings Really Are, (Yale University Press) and Talking with Bears: Conversations with Charlie Russell (Rocky Mountain Books). She is now working on the new book, The Evolved Nest: Bringing Parenting Back to Nature co-authored with Darcia Narvaez (North Atlantic Books, 2003). Dr. Bradshaw’s work focuses on Nature Mindfulness teaching and trans-species psychology, the theory and methods for the study and care of Animal psychological well-being and multi-species cultures. Her research expertise includes the effects of violence on and trauma recovery for Elephants, Grizzly Bears, Chimpanzees, Parrots, and other species both free-living and in captivity.