NOVA: Bird Brain DVD

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Item #: WB8852
NOVA: Bird Brain Call somebody a "bird brain" and you're not delivering them a compliment. But as NOVA shows in this highly entertaining special, birds turn out to have advanced thinking skills that we usually assume are unique to humans. Watch astonishing tests of avian aptitude: parrots that can plan for the future, jackdaws that can "read" human faces, and ... More
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NOVA: Bird Brain Call somebody a "bird brain" and you're not delivering them a compliment. But as NOVA shows in this highly entertaining special, birds turn out to have advanced thinking skills that we usually assume are unique to humans. Watch astonishing tests of avian aptitude: parrots that can plan for the future, jackdaws that can "read" human faces, and crows that can solve multi-step puzzles with tools like pebbles, sticks, and hooks. Could these just be clever tricks, based on instinct or subtle cues from their human handlers? To rule out any doubts, NOVA puts feathered Einsteins through their paces and reveals skills that even three-or four-year-old children have a hard time mastering - such as empathizing with each other or putting off one reward now to get a bigger one later. From this revolution in thinking about our feathered friends, the conclusion seems irresistible that bird brains see the world in ways that aren't so different from our own.

Producer: Elizabeth Arledge, John Capener, Chris Schmidt, Melanie Wallace
Executive Producer: Paul S. Apsell
Production Company: Terra Mater Factual Studios GmbH
Production Year: 2017
Copyright Year: 2017
Director: NOVA
Narrator: Craig Sechler
Writers: Victoria Coules
Discs: 1
Subtitles: Y
Subtitle Language: English (SDH)
Audio Format: Stereo
Aspect Ratio: 16x9 Widescreen

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