February 4, 2012 To supplement Barbara's post from Thursday, here are some video clips of Koko the gorilla's breath control as she plays with a recorder and a harmonica.
Koko with a recorder
Ronald H. Cohn/The Gorilla Foundation
February 2, 2012 When Koko the gorilla plays tones on a recorder, she skillfully controls her breathing patterns. Commentator Barbara J. King explains why this is unexpected for a gorilla — and what it may mean for challenging ourselves to learn new skills throughout life.
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