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THE HUMAN SPARK

Monkeys and Magic Fruit

  • Aired: 12/15/2009
  • 05:00
  • Rating: NR
Researcher Laurie Santos demonstrates an illusion test she runs on free-ranging monkeys in Puerto Rico. Seeing how the monkeys respond opens a window onto the evolution of our own cognitive abilities and helps isolate the beginnings of the human spark.
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Researcher Laurie Santos demonstrates an illusion test she runs on monkeys in Puerto Rico.
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