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Laurie Santos

“I’m interested in the smart things that people do and also the dumb things that people do.”


 Laurie Santos is an experimental psychologist who studies monkeys because they’re “like us, without the cultural baggage.”


 Laurie is a foot photographer. She has photographed the feet of monkeys, rhinos, and blue-footed boobies. She wore sandals to her interview.


Pictures of Feet

30 Second Science with Laurie Santos

10 Questions for Laurie Santos

Monkey Grandchildren


About Laurie Santos

Laurie is Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology at Yale University. She is also the director of Yale’s Comparative Cognition Laboratory.

  • ali osman veli

    HI Laurie, was wondering if you are you married? or have a partner?