Animal Thought and Communication How do animals think and communicate with each other? And what can studying animals tell us about the evolution of language in humans? In this hour, NPR's Ira Flatow and guests look at thought and communication in apes, gorillas and monkeys. What can non-human primates tell us about communication in humans?

Guests:

Marc Hauser
*Professor of psychology at Harvard University
*Director, Mind Brain and Behavior Program
*Author of Wild Minds: What Animals Really Think

Barbara King
*Professor of anthropology, college of Willam and Mary

Dorothy Cheney
*Professor of biology, University of Pennsylvania

Animal Thought and Communication

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How do animals think and communicate with each other? And what can studying animals tell us about the evolution of language in humans? In this hour, NPR's Ira Flatow and guests look at thought and communication in apes, gorillas and monkeys. What can non-human primates tell us about communication in humans?

Guests:

Marc Hauser
*Professor of psychology at Harvard University
*Director, Mind Brain and Behavior Program
*Author of Wild Minds: What Animals Really Think

Barbara King
*Professor of anthropology, college of Willam and Mary

Dorothy Cheney
*Professor of biology, University of Pennsylvania