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Talking with animals: 7 examples of interspecies communication

Talking with animals: 7 examples of interspecies communication

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Dolphins are “natural acousticians,” according to marine mammal behavioral biologist Denise Herzing. Individuals have signature whistles, just as we have names, and they can also send buzzes and tickles across long distances to physically signal one another. Echolocation clicks help them navigate in the water, and they erupt in bursts of squawks during fights. They []

The language of dolphins: Denise Herzing at TED2013

The language of dolphins: Denise Herzing at TED2013

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A dolphin’s brain-to-body-weight ratio is second only to a human’s. They live complex social lives, can understand abstract concepts and even use tools. But as Denise Herzing asks in Session 8 of TED2013, “Do they have a language? If so, what are they talking about?” For 28 years, Herzing has been researching dolphins in the wild, spending five []

Coded Meaning: Speakers in Session 8 at TED2013

Coded Meaning: Speakers in Session 8 at TED2013

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Communication in 2013 looks so different from what it ever has before. Will technology be the ruin of all that is good and true in language? We don’t think so. The speakers in this session explore how the future will bring even greater shifts in how we communicate — and it may well be for []