Professor Peter Slater of the School of Biology gives 2nd year Zoology undergraduates a lightening tour around topics connected with "Animal Language".
In a lecture intended to provoke ideas as well as to inform, Professor Slater examines what we understand by communication and looks at some examples where humans have taught animals to communicate, and at situations where animals communicate in nature.
How do bees really tell each other what they need to know? Can a horse count? How many words does a smart dog know, and how easy is it to fool a grumpy parrot? Find out more in this approachable lecture on the subject.
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