WEEK 10

Aims: These two lectures aim

  • to outline general issues surrounding the question of primate intelligence
  • to describe and evaluate experimental evidence arising from attempts to train chimpanzees in methods of language-like communication such as American Sign Language
Objectives: By the end of the lectures the students should:
  • be conversant with the general issues surrounding the question of primate intelligence
  • be prepared to assess the evidence arising from attempts to train chimpanzees in methods of language-like communication such as American Sign Language
  • be able to write an essay on the topic listed in the handout for week 10.