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Gorilla Reunion: Damian Aspinall's Extraordinary Gorilla Encounter on Gorilla School. Christian the lion. A Lion Called Christian (Full Documentary) Great ape language. Research into great ape language has involved teaching chimpanzees, bonobos, gorillas, and orangutans to communicate with human beings and with each other using sign language, physical tokens, and lexigrams; see Yerkish.

Great ape language

Some primatologists argue that the primates' use of these tools indicates their ability to use "language", although this is not consistent with some definitions of that term. Questions in animal language research[edit] Animal language research attempts to answer the following questions: What problems can animals solve without language, and can they solve them better after they have received language training? Puppet and Puff! (Cat loves Bearded Dragon) Animal Clip Of The Week: Smart Bird Uses Bread As Fishing Bait! Welcome - The Bonobo Connection. 14 Stories That Prove Animals Have Souls. Koko Responds to a Sad Movie. BBC Science | Human Body and Mind | Pyschology Tests & Surveys.

Amazon rainforest grew after climate change 2,000 years ago: study. By Alister Doyle OSLO (Reuters) - Swathes of the Amazon may have been grassland until a natural shift to a wetter climate about 2,000 years ago let the rainforests form, according to a study that challenges common belief that the world’s biggest tropical forest is far older.

Amazon rainforest grew after climate change 2,000 years ago: study

The arrival of European diseases after Columbus crossed the Atlantic in 1492 may also have hastened the growth of forests by killing indigenous people farming the region, the scientists wrote in the U.S. journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS). Scientists discover that eyes really are 'the window to the soul' Last updated at 10:27 19 February 2007 The eyes really are a window to the soul, according to scientists.

Scientists discover that eyes really are 'the window to the soul'

Patterns in the iris can give an indication of whether we are warm and trusting or neurotic and impulsive, research has found. More here... Orangutans plan their future route and communicate it to others. Male orangutans plan their travel route up to one day in advance and communicate it to other members of their species.

Orangutans plan their future route and communicate it to others

In order to attract females and repel male rivals, they call in the direction in which they are going to travel. Anthropologists at the University of Zurich have found that not only captive, but also wild-living orangutans make use of their planning ability. For a long time it was thought that only humans had the ability to anticipate future actions, whereas animals are caught in the here and now. Insular cortex. In each hemisphere of the mammalian brain the insular cortex (often called insula, insulary cortex or insular lobe) is a portion of the cerebral cortex folded deep within the lateral sulcus (the fissure separating the temporal lobe from the parietal and frontal lobes).

Insular cortex

The insulae are believed to be involved in consciousness and play a role in diverse functions usually linked to emotion or the regulation of the body's homeostasis. These functions include perception, motor control, self-awareness, cognitive functioning, and interpersonal experience. In relation to these, it is involved in psychopathology. Structure[edit] Mammal Group Pubs. Ladevèze S, Asher RJ , Sanchez-Villagra MR. 2008.

Mammal Group Pubs

Petrosal anatomy in the fossil mammal Necrolestes : evidence for metatherian affinities and comparisons with the extant marsupial mole. J Anatomy 213:686-697. Asher RJ , Lehmann T . 2008. Dental eruption in afrotherian mammals. Home Page: Daniel E. Lieberman - Professor of Human Evolutionary Biology, Harvard University. The human body below the neck is also unusual in several respects related to locomotion.

Home Page: Daniel E. Lieberman - Professor of Human Evolutionary Biology, Harvard University

I am especially interested in four questions: 1. When, how and why early hominins became bipeds? In collaboration with other researchers, I study early hominins such as Sahelanthropus and Australopithecus to understand how and why these hominins became bipeds, how they walked, ran and climbed, and how the evolution of human locomotion transformed the human body. 2. 10 Tribes That Avoided Modern Civilization.

Humans There are said to be as many as one hundred “uncontacted tribes” still living in some of the most isolated regions of the world.

10 Tribes That Avoided Modern Civilization

The members of these tribes, who have maintained traditions long left behind by the rest of the world, provide a wealth of information for anthropologists seeking to understand the way cultures have developed over the centuries. The Surma tribe of Ethiopia avoided all Western contact for years. Though they were well-known by Westerners for their giant lip plugs, they wanted nothing to do with any sort of government.

The True Story Of A Man-Eating Tiger's 'Vengeance' Göbekli Tepe. The function of the structures is not yet clear.

Göbekli Tepe

The most common opinion, shared by excavator Klaus Schmidt, is that they are early neolithic sanctuaries. Discovery[edit] The site was first noted in a survey conducted by Istanbul University and the University of Chicago in 1963. Tit-for-tat no more: new insights into the origin and evolution of cooperation | Rules of Reason. The Prisoner’s Dilemma (PD) is the paradigmatic scientific model to understand human cooperation.

Tit-for-tat no more: new insights into the origin and evolution of cooperation | Rules of Reason

You would think that after several decennia of analyzing this deceivingly simple game, nothing new can be learned. Not quite. This new paper discovers a whole new class of strategies that provide a unilateral advantage to the players using them in playing the repeated version of the game. In effect, using these strategies one can force the opponent to any score one desires. Reinforcement. Diagram of operant conditioning Although in many cases a reinforcing stimulus is a rewarding stimulus which is "valued" or "liked" by the individual (e.g., money received from a slot machine, the taste of the treat, the euphoria produced by an addictive drug), this is not a requirement.

Indeed, reinforcement does not even require an individual to consciously perceive an effect elicited by the stimulus.[1] Furthermore, stimuli that are "rewarding" or "liked" are not always reinforcing: if an individual eats at a fast food restaurant (response) and likes the taste of the food (stimulus), but believes it is bad for their health, they may not eat it again and thus it was not reinforcing in that condition. Why do some people blink more than others? - The Naked Scientists August 2008. Listen Now Download as mp3 from the show The Sounds of Science Question. Daniel Wolpert: The real reason for brains. Journey of Man: A Genetic Odyssey (Part 1 of 13)

Matthew White Ridley, 5th Viscount Ridley. Ridley is best known for his writings on science, the environment, and economics.[4] He has written several science books including The Red Queen (1994), Genome (1999) and The Rational Optimist: How Prosperity Evolves (2010). In 2011, he won the Hayek Prize, which "honors the book published within the past two years that best reflects Hayek’s vision of economic and individual liberty.

"[5] Ridley also gave the Angus Millar Lecture on "scientific heresy" at the Royal Society of Arts (RSA) in 2011.[6] He was recently elected a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences,[7] and won the Julian Simon award in March 2012.[8] His popular TED conference talk, "When Ideas Have Sex", has over 2 million views.[9] Ridley shows how, throughout history, the engine of human progress has been the meeting and mating of ideas to make new ideas. It's not important how clever individuals are, he says; what really matters is how smart the collective brain is.[10] Kindness and Sexual Behaviours in Bonobos. Chimpanzee. Chimpanzees, sometimes colloquially chimp, are two extant hominid species of apes in the genus Pan.

The Congo River divides the native habitats of the two species:[2] Chimpanzees are members of the family Hominidae, along with gorillas, humans, and orangutans. Chimpanzees split from the human branch of the family about four to six million years ago. Chimpanzees are the closest living relatives to humans, being members of the tribe Hominini (along with extinct species of subtribe Hominina). Gorillas... 98.6% Human. 10 Amazing Gorilla Facts You May Not Know.

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