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Ayumu and Ai [electronic resource]: Studies in Animal Intelligence

Mico/NHK Enterprises
Video; Computer Resource; Online Video; Online
Ai is a thoroughly modern chimpanzee: researchers have taught her to be familiar with language and numbers, to work with tools, and even how to use a computer to earn coins to buy treats from a vending machine. In this program, scientists at the Primate Research Institute, Kyoto University, study Ai's son, Ayumu, to see if he will prove capable of picking up the same skills by simply watching his mother and other chimps-and perhaps even surpass them. The astonishing results of Ayumu's efforts provide new insights into animal-and human-intelligence.
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53 min.
  • Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on Jan. 11, 2006.
  • Films on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware.
Variant Title
Studies in animal intelligence
  • Chimpanzee Behavior (3:47)
  • Learned Behavior in Chimps (3:49)
  • Ayumu's Learned Behavior (3:27)
  • Chimpanzees and Their Tools (6:40)
  • Ayumu's Expanding World (3:45)
  • Ayumu: Learning About Tools (4:29)
  • Ayumu and the Computer (2:34)
  • Ayumu: Playing With Others (3:06)
  • Ayumu at "Kindergarten" Age (4:59)
  • Ayumu: Problem Solving (7:04)
  • Ayumu's Expanding Intelligence (4:26)
  • Ayumu's Intellect (3:18)
New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2006], c2003.
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33458 Films Media Group
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Access requires authentication through Films on Demand.
1 streaming video file (53 min.) : sd., col., digital.
Mode of access: Internet.
System requirements: FOD playback platform.
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