How Smart Are Animals?

How Smart Are Animals?

Downloadable Video - 2011
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Host Neil deGrasse Tyson will tackle one of science's major challenges in each video, framed as a simple question that ordinary people wonder and worry about. Neil will guide us as he explores dramatic discoveries and the frontiers of research that connect each central, provocative mystery. Episode includes: 1) How Smart Are Dogs? - Meet an extraordinary boarder collie and other dogs changing our view of canine intelligence. 2) How Smart Are Dolphins? - These brainy marine mammals can "read," plan ahead, and communicate in astounding ways. 3) How Smart Is an Octopus? - Hold your fork-octopuses and other mollusks are more intelligent than you may think. 4) Profile: Irene Pepperberg & Alex - One woman's 30-year relationship with an African grey parrot transformed our understanding of bird intelligence.
Publisher: [United States]:, PBS ,, 2011
Branch Call Number: eVideo hoopla
Characteristics: 1 online resource (1 video file (approximately 60 min.)) : sd., col
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May 28, 2015

This is a 2011 documentary produced for "NOVA Science Now" by PBS.
Dogs and dolphins are smart, but parrots?
Alex, the talking parrot, is amazing.
Irene Pepperberg and Alex revolutionalized scientists' ideas about animal communication and intelligence.
After Alex's premature death, Pepperberg struggles to convince some critics that Alex's accomplishments such as counting, resoning, identifying shapes and colors are more than mere party tricks.
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Mar 30, 2012

Great DVD. A bird with an extensive vocabulary, dolphins asked to create their own routine, and a dog who can recognize over 1000 names. This will make you appreciate animal intelligence as one of the up-and-coming scientific frontiers. Some beautiful dolphin leaps that are worth watching the DVD just for those alone.

Mar 11, 2012

I'm glad to see that they are now doing more and more experiments that prove all sorts of creatures can think, remember, problem solve, use tools and are self-aware.

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Mar 30, 2012

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