WBEZ's Clever Apes show

WBEZ's Clever Apes

Summary: “Clever Apes” is a nano-sized show with a cosmic scope. It tells the stories of the Chicago-area’s rich scientific community, its quirky characters and the fascinating, often mind-bending questions they’re out to answer.

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  • Artist: Chicago Public Media
  • Copyright: Copyright 2011 Chicago Public Media


 Clever Apes: Invisible Gorillas | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

What if during the World Cup finals, a unicorn pranced out onto the field. Or a woman on stilts appeared. Or, say, Wilford Brimley. You'd probably notice, right? Not necessarily, as psychologist Daniel Simons has shown.

 Clever Apes #1: Seeing in the Dark | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

The apes are us -- the latest version of a critter that has evolved to be curious. This thirst of ours seems to be hard-wired -- to know ourselves, to find truth and to seek beauty in the universe.


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