Flashcards in Lecture 23 Deck (10)
• System of combining symbols (words) so that an infinite number of meaningful statements can be made for the purpose of communicating with others
What have scientists been trying to do with primates?
trying to teach primates human languages.
What are some of the examples discussed in class of primates learning human gestures?
Describe the study done with Matata and Kanzi?
-Tried to teach Matata how to use a lexigram symbol diagram, but Kanzi picked it up.
-Kanzi knows 300 words and expresses desires. He understand words spoken over phone.
What are some criticisms of Kanzi?
Kanzi learned to use lexicon by associative learning. Did he just make the connection for button pressing and food or did he learn to express real desires?
Describe the Washoe study
Raised in a home setting
Learned 350 signs
Taught son Loulis 60 signs
Describe the Nim Chimpsky study?
Raised from 2 wks in a house as part of a family.
Learned 125 signs
Terrace (researcher) abandoned the project and Nim was sold into medical experiments
Describe the Koko the Gorilla study?
Patterson (researcher) taught Koko ASL frm 1 yo.
-can sign 1,000 words
-understand 2,000 English words
Describe the Griffin the parrot study?
Pepperberg (researcher) trained Griffin using model/rival technique
-Parrot observes and copies behaviors demontrated by researchers