BSP-7: Bonobos with Dr. Stuart Shanker (2007) (Bonobos (Differences with…
BSP-7: Bonobos with Dr. Stuart Shanker (2007)
Language Research on Chimps bnot very promising at 1970
ATP Almost Extincted
Our closest Human Relatives on Earth
Social Structure is similar to what we believe human social structure was at the beggining.
Use hands for toolls just as humans 5 millions years ago
Language skills similar to 2 yr old
Why? Dna very close
Differences with Chimps
60 to 70 in the Wild
Scientists say better model cuz of social structure more like humans
Chimps were more like trained behaviorally to mimic language (research problem)
Able to INITIATE emotioanal signal based interactions almost for half an hour. Holding attention, going back and forth.
Dr. Stuart Shanker
Philosophy Profesor and Psychology
Author of the "First Idea"
Early Childhood Development
Developmental Neuroscience Institute Researcher at the Toronto University
Works with Autism affected children
with worked on the foundation of AI.
In regards to Primates:
1930 Wittgenstein Wrote about
Wolfgang Kerler studied Chimpanzees in Tenerife
Origins of Human Mind
Suse Savage Rambell
Primatologist at Georgia State ATM
Studied Bonobos looking for the kind of experiences that enchance human brain develoipment
Dr Spoke of Early Intervention as a Novelty
Why Bipedal Is Important?
Advantage over other primates
Set in motion social and physical changes
Led to gradual increase of the human brain
Particularly pre frontal cortex
Size of the head
Human babies born prematurely hyphothesis
Steven J Gou
9 Months Prematurely
2 first years brain growth
Controversy: Does only human can acquire language?
Difference between communicaiton and language?
Details of the challenge experiment
Chomskian debate useless
Neurochemistry may be the main reason why bonobos so similar
Teco the bonobo with Autism
Kanzi el Bonobo Amigable
Kid has to go through some experiences during the first 2 years
Interest in language is interest and pleasure from daily act.
Patterns of Emotional Signaling equal to small child.
Think about a mother uses her voice her facial expressions.
Babies around the age of 2 months initiate emotional by signal expression
Emotion and Language are linked
Human Brain started to explote when emotional interaction was involved due to social structure
Poisonous Mushroom History