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Mar 8, 2007

Brain Science Podcast #7 is an interview with Dr. Stuart Shanker, PhD, co-author of The First Idea: How Symbols, Language, and Intelligence Evolved From Our Primate Ancestors to Modern Humans. We talk about his work with autism and what he has learned from working with bonobos, a rare species of chimpanzees. Some scientist think that Bonobo behavior is remarkably similar to that of our earliest hominid ancestors. It reveals much about the role of emotional signaling in communication. For more information go to or write to gincampbell at mac dot com.