Talk With The Animals: Dolphin Translator

Talk With The Animals: Dolphin Translator
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In 2011, communication with dolphins has become far more sophisticated, with a research team currently building a 'dolphin translator' prototype aimed at recording, interpreting and responding to the sounds captured from the mammals.

Claudia Cukrov
  • 11 may 2011

Scientists in the 1960’s discovered some remarkable things about dolphin communication. Neurophysiologist Dr. John C. Lilly used a number of implanted electrodes to discover a ‘pleasure center’ within the dolphins brain, which when stimulated caused the dolphin to physically smile. In the nineties, dolphin sensory abilities researcher Louis Herman reported that with training, dolphins can understand and successfully respond to around 100 words.

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