kanzi the ape at the brink of the human mind

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Kanzi

Author : Sue Savage-Rumbaugh
ISBN : 047115959X
Genre : Nature
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The remarkable story of a "talking" chimp, a leading scientist, and the profound insights they have uncovered about our species He has been featured in cover stories in Time, Newsweek, and National Geographic, and has been the subject of a "NOVA" documentary. He is directly responsible for discoveries that have forced the scientific community to recast its thinking about the nature of the mind and the origins of language. He is Kanzi, an extraordinary bonobo chimpanzee who has overturned the idea that symbolic language is unique to our species. This is the moving story of how Kanzi learned to converse with humans and the profound lessons he has taught us about our animal cousins, and ourselves. ". . . The underlying thesis is informative and well argued . . . Savage-Rumbaugh's results are impressive." — The Washington Post "This popular, absorbing, and controversial account is recommended." — Library Journal

Die Natur Der Sprache

Author : Dieter Hillert
ISBN : 9783658201135
Genre : Psychology
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Dieter Hillert untersucht, wie Bausteine der sprachlichen Evolution diskutiert werden können und wie sich diese in Bezug auf den modernen Menschen entwickelt haben. Insbesondere die hier vorgestellten neuronalen Kartierungsmethoden ermöglichen, wichtige Ergebnisse über die neuronalen Schaltkreise zu gewinnen, die an der Sprachverarbeitung beteiligt sind. Der Autor verdeutlich zudem kortikale Kartierungen sowohl bei typischem und als auch bei atypischem Sprachverhalten. Entsprechend wird aus diesen angesprochenen Perspektiven besprochen, wie sich unser Sprachvermögen evolutionär entwickelten hat, um beispielsweise Ideen, Gefühle, Ziele und Humor lautsprachlich vermitteln zu können. Das vorgestellte evolutionäre Sprachmodell beruht auf den kognitiven Fähigkeiten unserer biologischen Vorahnen.

Der Affe In Uns

Author : Frans B. M. de Waal
ISBN : 3423345594
Genre : Affen - Verhalten - Mensch
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Ameisen Bienen Und Wespen

Author : John Lubbock
ISBN : 9785881052522
Genre : History
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Kanzi S Primal Language

Author : P. Segerdahl
ISBN : 9780230513389
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Sue Savage-Rumbaugh's work on the language capabilities of the bonobo Kanzi has intrigued the world because of its far-reaching implications for understanding the evolution of the human language. This book takes the reader behind the scenes of the filmed language tests. It argues that while the tests prove that Kanzi has language, the even more remarkable manner in which he originally acquired it - spontaneously, in a culture shared with humans - calls for a re-thinking of language, emphasizing its primal cultural dimensions.

Dem Sinn Des Lebens Eine Zukunft Geben

Author : Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi
ISBN : 3608910182
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The Story Of Us Humans From Atoms To Today S Civilization

Author : Robert Dalling
ISBN : 9780595305698
Genre : Science
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Ask any person on the planet what matters most to them and they will answer "Healthy and happy children." Human thoughts and actions involve little else besides love and children, spouse and family, friends, community and justice. The Story of Us Humans explains what we are, how we got here, and where we are today. Understanding our own nature and also something about the flow of civilization helps us to together choose where next to take our civilization. What priorities and goals do you have for your own life and for your community, nation, and planet? Do the priorities and goals of governmental and corporate leaders match your own? Have you wondered: ·How did the universe begin? ·How did molecular life begin? ·What are the differences between animals, mammals, primates, and humans? ·How do gatherer-hunters live? ·When did we first become farmers and build cities? ·What was life like in Ancient Mesopotamia, Ancient Athens, Medieval China and Europe, and colonial America? ·What was the Industrial Revolution? ·What are the origins and current ways of government, business, and religion? ·What are the Hindu, Muslim, Confucian, Jewish, and Buddhist religions? ·What is globalization? ·What is democracy and how does it differ from a dictatorial system? ·What is poverty? ·How have our wages, infant mortality rates, and lifespans varied through the ages? ·What are some meaningful goals for our civilization?

Affenbruder

Author : Kenneth Oppel
ISBN : 340781206X
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Land Der Tausend H Gel

Author : Rosamond Halsey Carr
ISBN : 3828968759
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Reason In Revolt Vol Ii

Author : Ted Grant
ISBN : 9780875862378
Genre : Philosophy
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Two of Britain's deans of socialist thought consider the philosophical writings of Marx and Engels in the light of recent advances in the sciences. The authors have written a dozen books; this work is a hit in ten countries.The book reasserts the dialecti

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