When we gaze into the eyes of an animal, or even a beloved pet, can we ever really know what they might be thinking? Is it naive to assume they’re experiencing something close to human emotions? Or, to the contrary, is it ridiculous to assume that they aren’t feeling something like that?
This week on Radiolab, we explore what science can say about what goes on in the minds of animals. Guests include: a humpback whale, Paul Thoreaux, camels, Jonah Lehrer, and a bloodthirsty leopard seal.
Browse the Radiolab archive here.