Animal Intelligence

The Animal Intelligence application runs on a large touchscreen and is an interface to optimize animal interactions with computers for the purpose of animal enrichment, entertainment, and research.

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Researchers began studying animal intelligence, particularly non-human primates ability to learn language and communicate with humans, with the creation of Yerkish in the early 1970’s. Yerkish is an artificial language which utilizes a keyboard containing symbols which correspond to different objects. The symbols are not indicative of the object. For example, the symbol for apple is not a picture of an apple but a triangle. Through numerous studies with chimpanzees and bonobos over the past 40 years, researchers learned that non-human primates have the capacity to learn language with keyboards using this type of symbolic thinking. This has been a breakthrough for humans to understand animals’ intelligence and capacity for communication.


 

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