Cognitive psychologist Elizabeth Spelke tests the representational thinking skills of children by asking them to relate a map to the real world.
Alan Alda explores how much humans and chimps have in common, and what sets us apart. Watch the full episode now.
Alan Alda, Series Producer Graham Chedd, and Executve Producer Jared Lipworth participated in a live webcast this week, hosted by the National Science Foundation.
Which came first – the running or the brain? Running could be the reason humans were able to hunt large game and consume the protein needed for a big brain.
Duke University psychologist Tanya Chartrand enlists Alan as a participant in her research, and shows that subtle mimicry can lead to positive emotions.
Check out this video to learn more about Lisa Parr's studies on chimp emotions and what these studies can tell us about the human spark.
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