Comprehension of sentences by bottlenosed dolphins

  title={Comprehension of sentences by bottlenosed dolphins},
  author={L. M. Herman and D. Richards and J. P. Wolz},
  • L. M. Herman, D. Richards, J. P. Wolz
  • Published 1984
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Cognition
  • Abstract The ability of two bottlenosed dolphins ( Tursiops truncatus ) to understand imperative sentences expressed in artificial languages was studied. One dolphin (Phoenix) was tutored in an acoustic language whose words were computer-generated sounds presented through an underwater speaker. The second dolphin (Akeakamai) was tutored in a visually-based language whose words were gestures of a trainer's arms and hands. The words represented agents, objects, object modifiers, and actions and… CONTINUE READING
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