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  • Human Spark

The Human Spark | Alan Alda and Man's Best Friend | PBS

Duration: 05:12
Program: Human Spark

Alan Alda visits a dog lab where researchers are investigating communication talents our canine companions have that our much closer relatives the chimpanzees don't. Have we bred a glimmer of the human spark into man's best friend? In "The Human Spark," Alan Alda visits dozens of scientists on three continents -- and even undergoes an examination of his own brain -- to find the answer to one question: What makes us human? Coming to PBS over three Wednesdays: January 6, 13, and 20 ...



Post Date: November 18, 2009