How Human Apes Learned to Talk with Dr Gillian Forrester | S2E39

“The part of the brain used in tool-use is highly overlapping the part of the brain that is used for language”

Scientist on a boat with a gorilla on the shore behind her

Dr Gilly in Gabon with gorilla Djala. Photo courtesy of Tony King (Aspinall Foundation).

gorilla with a puzzle box

One of Gilly’s research subjects, Tibs, uses tools to complete a puzzle at the Aspinall Foundation.