The Story of Things

Series Five: World of Wonder - the wonder of primate communication

June 3, 2019

Human beings have a sophisticated system of communication and so too have our closest primate relatives, despite a more basic range of sounds. Professor Katie Slocombe from the University of York's Department of Psychology discusses how chimpanzees talk to each other and why understanding their communication techniques will help us in the conservation efforts of their natural environment, as well as their treatment in captivity.