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Can we talk to the animals?

Joana Branco has a degree in Biology from the Faculty of Sciences of the University of Lisbon and a master's degree in Journalism and Science Communication from the Carlos III University of Madrid, Joana Branco has several years of research experience in primatology and a Diploma of Studies Advanced in Animal and Human Behavior, by the Autonomous University of Madrid. Since 2012, he is exclusively dedicated to journalism and science dissemination.

They also communicate

We tend to think that we have a monopoly on communication, but little by little scientists are beginning to discover the more subtle and hidden aspects of communication in the animal kingdom.

Although it is well studied and documented in some animals, the mechanisms by which some species communicate remain a great mystery to science. How have some animals evolved to transmit information over long distances? How do animals use their bodies to communicate? And how can some communicate silently?

"Experts say that we will be able to talk with animals, that in less than ten years, at least with dogs we will be able to communicate," explained Joana Branco.

What is the most surprising communication between animals?

The change of color of the chameleons, for them has a lot of meaning. They have cells that we are not able to see, but that shine, and through them they communicate.

Along with Joana Branco's presentation in Homo curiosus, attendees have been able to enjoy the documentary 'The secrets of animal language'.

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