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How smart are animals?

Tyson, Neil deGrasse. (Host). Cort, Julia. (Screenwriter, Producer, Director). Hamilton, Doug. (Producer). DeNooyer, Rushmore. (Screenwriter, Producer, Director). Warren, Dana Rae. (Producer, Director). Seftel, Joshua. (Producer, Screenwriter, Director). Sweet, Jesse. (Producer).
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  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (1 video file (approximately 60 min.)) : sound, color.
  • Publisher: [United States]: PBS , 2011.
  • Distributor: Made available through hoopla

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Restrictions on Access Note:
Digital content provided by hoopla.
Participant or Performer Note:
Host: Neil deGrasse Tyson.
Summary, etc.:
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.
Target Audience Note:
Not rated.
System Details Note:
Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Subject: Pepperberg, Irene M. (Irene Maxine)
Alex (Parrot)
Animal intelligence.
Animal behavior.
Human-animal communication.
Dogs > Psychology.
Dolphins > Psychology.
Octopuses > Psychology.

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