NOVA: Inside Animal Minds
What would it be like to go inside the mind of an animal? We have all gazed into a creature's eyes and wondered: What is it thinking about? What does it really know? Now, the revolutionary science of animal cognition is revealing hard evidence about how animals understand the world around them, uncovering their remarkable problem-solving abilities and exploring the complexity of their powers of communication and even their emotions.
In the three-hour special Inside Animal Minds, NOVA explores these breakthroughs through three iconic creatures: dogs, birds, and dolphins. Travel into the spectacularly nuanced noses of dogs and wolves, and discover whether their reliance on different senses has shaped their evolution. See through the eyes of a starling in flight and test the tool-using skills of the smartest of birds, the crow. Listen in as scientists track dolphins in the Caribbean and elephants on the African savannah. Discover how researchers are pushing the animal mind to its limits, and uncover the surprising similarities to - and differences from - the human mind.
Dogs & Super Senses
Who's the Smartest?
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