Sunday, July 5, 2009

Animal Minds

There was a very fascinating episode of To the Best of Our Knowledge on the radio today (NPR, 88.5 bay area fm). It was called "Animal Minds" (and can be heard by clicking that link there).

PRI Website excerpt:
In Baltimore, Maryland, there's an octopus that likes to play with toys. In Vienna, Austria, there's a border collie with a vocabulary of 340 words - more than many toddlers. Southeast Asia is home to dozens of elephants who like to paint. In this hour of To the Best of Our Knowledge, re-thinking animal intelligence. Not only are they smarter than we thought – in some cases they're smarter than us.

Definitely worth checking out. Then go talk to your pets.

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