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Intelligent Talk Television

Baboon Metaphysics: The Evolution of a Social Mind (#145)

A featured speaker at the 2008 Emergence of Mind Symposium, sponsored by the Great Ape Trust of Iowa, was Dr. Robert Seyfarth, a professor of psychology at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. Dr. Seyfarth began his research with vervet monkeys in Kenya, and since 1992 has been involved in a study of communication, cognition and behavior among baboons in the Moremi Game Reserve, Botswana. [44 minutes] Closed Captioning

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Grade Levels
9-12, Prof Dev
Curricular Areas
Social Studies
Series Length
102 episodes
Average Episode Length
51 minutes
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Series Description: Intelligent Talk Television showcases recent lectures given by guest speakers at colleges, universities, and libraries across Iowa. The collaborative effort between IPTV and participating institutions provides top-notch programs featuring experts on topics ranging from politics to science to economics for broadcast on IPTV’ s digital channels and streaming on the ITTV website.

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