Ape genius
DVD
2008
1 available of 1 items

Discusses what is known about the intelligence of our nearest relatives, the great apes, including chimpanzees, bonobos, orangutans, and gorillas. Looks at historical research that shows they can use simple tools and even be trained to communicate in sign language. Also investigates newer research that looks at planned use of weapons, math ability, creative problem solving, reasoning, cooperation, imitation, social emotions, and other aspects of intelligence. Asks what forms the crucial differences in intellect between apes and humans.

Item Details
Subjects:
Animal intelligence.
Apes -- Psychology.
Genre:
Documentary television programs.
Video recordings for people with visual disabilities.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Wildlife films.
Other Authors:
John Rubin Productions.
National Geographic Television.
Rubin, John (John Michael)
Slavin, David. (Occupational physician)
WGBH (Television station : Boston, Mass.)
ISBN:
9781593758219
1593758219
Publisher, Date:
Boston : WGBH Boston Video, [2008]
Description:
1 videodisc (ca. 54 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Target Audience Note:
CHVR: not rated.
Other Title:
Title on container and disc label: Ape genius [DVD] : what separates apes from humans
What separates apes from humans [DVD].
Notes:
Originally broadcast on television as a NOVA/National Geographic special on Feb. 19, 2008.
DVD ; Dolby digital; anamorphic widescreen format.
Special feature: teaching materials in PDF format.
Camera, Neil Rettig et al. ; editor, Jim Ohm ; music, Robert Neufeld.
Narrator, David Slavin.
Closed-captioned. Optional audio-described soundtrack.
Contents:
Culture club
Copycats
Getting along
Impulse control
Mind reading
Shared goals.
Publisher or Distributor Number:
WG42469
Link to PAC
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