How Animals Think

GUESTS: IRENE MAXINE PEPPERBERG Cognitive Ethologist (studies animal behavior). Visiting Associate Professor, MIT Media Laboratory Author of The Alex Studies: Cognitive and Communicative Abilities of Grey Parrots (Harvard Univ. Press). MARC HAUSER Professor of Psychology, Harvard University Author of Wild Minds: What Animals Really Think (Henry Holt) Animal lovers have always thought their pets could communicate. New research indicates some animals have the ability to use and process language more than scientists previously thought possible. What do we really know about the communication abilities of animals? Join Juan Williams and guests for a look at how animals think.

Comments

 

Please keep your community civil. All comments must follow the NPR.org Community rules and terms of use, and will be moderated prior to posting. NPR reserves the right to use the comments we receive, in whole or in part, and to use the commenter's name and location, in any medium. See also the Terms of Use, Privacy Policy and Community FAQ.