After giving my presentation on the evolution of hand and tool use at the HBES conference in May, I decided that I needed to utilize opportunities like this more often. Having met a young researcher from New Mexico State University with similar interests and a willingness to collaborate on the topic of theory of mind in lemurs, I applied to give a talk at the 2015 Fall Meeting of the Comparative Cognition Society (CCS). My talk was accepted, and the title is "The Little Lemur Who Spoke: Theory of Mind in Lemurs?" (The abstract is available online, and is found on page 11.)
Anyone familiar with my tales about Obi will know who this talk primarily focuses on. I hope that in sharing my experiences with him and other lemurs I can convince the academic community to shed some of their biases and take a new look at the lemur mind.
I'm also trying to see if I can give a talk about the lemur mind and cognition on a TED talk.