Susan Savage-Rumbaugh

  • Primatologist

Susan Savage-Rumbaugh's Presentations

TED2004 February 2004

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Apes that write, start fires and play Pac-Man: Savage-Rumbaugh's work with bonobo apes, which can understand spoken language and learn tasks by watching, forces the audience to rethink how much of what a species can do is determined by biology -- and how much by cultural exposure.

Apes that write, start fires and play Pac-Man: Savage-Rumbaugh's work with bonobo apes, which can understand spoken language and learn tasks by watching, forces the audience to rethink how much of what a species can do is determined by biology -- and how much by cultural exposure.

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