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  • Lessons from Star Wars

    Date: Nov 29, 2010
    Author: Steve Ross

    When I was younger, I used to love the Star Wars movies (ok, I admit it...I still do).  The exciting characters, visual effects, and the wide diversity of planets and alien lifeforms that inhabited them.  The storyline was also so intriquing: an idealistic rebellion struggling to overthrow an oppressive empire in the midst of a galatic war.

    Though I was barely in...

  • Exploring the Mind of the Chimpanzee

    Date: Sep 2, 2010
    Author: Steve Ross

    If you have spent any length of time around a chimpanzee, you become keenly aware of the high level of intelligence that these individuals possess.  So it’s not surprising that the study of chimpanzee intelligence, or cognition, is a hot field of science right now.   A new book entitled The Mind of the Chimpanzee: Experimental and Ecological Perspectives (edited by Elizabeth Lonsdorf, Steve Ross and Tetsuro Matsuzawa) brings together the...