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What Are Animals Thinking? | NOVA scienceNOW | PBS

Duration: 00:31
Program: NOVA scienceNOW
Broadcast Date: Nov. 6, 2012

NOVA scienceNOW: What Are Animals Thinking? premieres November 7th at 10PM/9c on PBS. Visit our website at www.pbs.org/nova Have you ever wondered what's going on inside an animal's head? How does an animal see the world — and us? Is your dog really feeling guilty when it gives you that famous "guilty look?" Do pigeon brains possess "superpowers" that allow them to find their way home across hundreds of unfamiliar miles? Is it possible that swarms of bees communicate in patterns similar to human brain cells? Pogue meets — and competes — with a menagerie of smart critters that challenge preconceived notions about what makes "us" different from "them," expanding our understanding of how animals really think. NOVA scienceNOW also profiles Yale scientist Laurie Santos, who is studying a unique community of more than 900 rhesus macaques, who live in a community that is eerily similar to human society. Can Santos' research reveal the evolutionary roots of the qualities that make us human?

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Post Date: November 6, 2012