I Spy the Eye of the Aye-Aye

MAY 21, 2021

Dr. Christopher Kirk

Anthropology Professor
The University of Texas at Austin

What is the talk about?

What can an Aye-Aye teach us about human vision? Chris Kirk explains how his research related to these intense-looking and enigmatic primates helps us understand human vision.

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About our presenter

Dr. Christopher Kirk

Dr. Christopher Kirk

Professor Chris Kirk teaches courses in biological anthropology at UT Austin, and conducts research on primate evolution and the functional anatomy of primate sensory systems. Dr. Kirk has been studying fossils in the Big Bend region for more than a decade, where he seeks to better understand the ancient organisms and environments that were present in West Texas during the Eocene Epoch, 56-34 million years ago.