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All Posts Tagged With: "monkeys"

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Program Two: So Human, So Chimp: Video: Full Episode

Alan Alda explores how much humans and chimps have in common, and what sets us apart. Watch the full episode now.

Jan 12th, 2010 | 35 comments

Program Two: So Human, So Chimp: Video Excerpt: Monkey Business

Alan Alda visits Yale University’s Laurie Santos at a small Caribbean island where she is studying rhesus monkeys’ ability to steal grapes…and read minds.

Jan 3rd, 2010 | 11 comments

Spark Blog: Filming on an Island of Monkeys

The Human Spark crew members had to keep our wits about us when we filmed on the Puerto Rican island of Cayo Santiago. It’s home to a free-ranging group of monkeys!

Dec 15th, 2009 | 1 comment

Web-Exclusive Video: Monkeys and Magic Fruit

In this video, Laurie Santos pulls a switcheroo on her monkey research subjects. Will they notice when a fruit that starts rolling down a plank as a kiwi reaches the bottom as a lime?

Dec 14th, 2009 | 5 comments

In the News

In the News: Monkey Brains Process Drumming Like Vocalizations

A new study looked at how macaque monkeys respond to other monkeys’ efforts at communication in the form of drumming or vocalizing.

Dec 11th, 2009 | 1 comment

In the News

In the News: Monkeys That Can Count

While we can manipulate elaborate equations with square roots and derivatives, new research shows monkeys can “count” audible beeps and equate them to visual representations of the same amount.

Jul 5th, 2008 | Comments Off on In the News: Monkeys That Can Count

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