Item Details

Nova: Ape Genius [videorecording]

written, produced and directed by John Rubin ; a production of NOVA and National Geographic Television in association with John Rubin Productions, Inc. ; WGBH Boston
Format
Video; DVD; Computer Media
Summary
Discusses what is known about the intelligence of our nearest relatives, the great apes, including chimpanzees, bonobos, orangutans, and gorillas. Looks at historical research that shows they can use simple tools and even be trained to communicate in sign language. Also investigates newer research that looks at planned use of weapons, math ability, creative problem solving, reasoning, cooperation, imitation, social emotions, and other aspects of intelligence. Asks what forms the crucial differences in intellect between apes and humans.
Director
John Rubin
Performers
Narrator, David Slavin.
Release Date
2008
Run Time
54 min.
Language
Closed-captioned. Optional audio-described soundtrack
Notes
  • Originally broadcast on television as a NOVA/National Geographic special on Feb. 19, 2008.
  • Special feature: teaching materials in PDF format.
  • Subtitle on disc label: What separates apes from humans.
Uniform Title
Ape Genius .Nova (Television Program)
Variant Title
Ape genius
Contents
  • Culture club
  • Copycats
  • Getting along
  • Impulse control
  • Mind reading
  • Shared goals.
ISBN
9781593758219, 1593758219
Credits
Camera, Neil Rettig et al. ; editor, Jim Ohm ; music, Robert Neufeld.
Published
Boston : WGBH Boston Video, c2008.
Publisher no.
WG42469 WGBH Boston Video
Description
1 videodisc (ca. 54 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
DVD, anamorphic widescreen format; Dolby Digital.
Technical Details
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