Animal Intelligence

GUESTS: EUGENE LINDEN *Author, The Parrot's Lament and Other True Tales of Animal Intrigue, Intelligence and Ingenuity ROB SHOEMAKER *Coordinator of the Orangutan Language Project *Research Associate at the Krasnow Institute at George Mason University Everyone with a pet has some kind of story about Spot or Fluffy acting in a way that displayed an almost human insight. Is this just human sentimentality? In recent years, some researchers have claimed that animal thought processes are not so different from our own, and some animals are self-aware, and even capable of empathy and abstract reasoning. Join Ray Suarez and guests for a fresh look at animal intelligence.

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