NOVA scienceNOW: What Are Animals Thinking? DVD

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What Are Animals Thinking Have you ever wondered what's going on inside your pet's mind? We'll find out how a beehive resembles a human brain and whether your dog is really feeling guilty when it gives you that famous ""guilty look."" Do Animals Know Right From Wrong? - Do dogs feel guilty? Can rats feel empathy? We project very complex ... More
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What Are Animals Thinking

Have you ever wondered what's going on inside your pet's mind? We'll find out how a beehive resembles a human brain and whether your dog is really feeling guilty when it gives you that famous ""guilty look.""

Do Animals Know Right From Wrong? - Do dogs feel guilty? Can rats feel empathy? We project very complex - and very human - emotional lives onto our animal companions. Now, scientists studying animal cognition are finally revealing the machinery of animals' moral compasses.

Pigeon GPS - We know that homing pigeons can find their way back to their lofts over hundreds of miles of unfamiliar terrain. What we don't know is how they do it. David Pogue races against some of the best navigators in the animal kingdom, while exploring competing theories on how pigeons see, hear, and feel the landscape below them.

Hive Genius - What do bees and fish have in common with the human brain? Members of these communities aren't very smart on their own, but when they come together they're capable of remarkable things. We will investigate the inner workings of communication patterns within a giant bee colony.

Profile: Laurie Santos - Yale scientist Laurie Santos is studying a community of more than 900 monkeys who live in a society that is eerily similar to our own. Can Santos' research reveal the evolutionary roots of human foibles?

Production Year: 2012
Copyright Year: 2012
Director: Anna Lee Strachan, Michael Bicks
Host: David Pogue
Discs: 1
Subtitles: Y
Subtitle Language: English (SDH)
DVI: Y
Audio Format: Stereo
Aspect Ratio: 16x9 Widescreen