Talk:Human–animal communication

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Do you think BowLingual is notable enough for an article? It's recieved media coverage, and was named one of 2002's best inventions by Time Magazine. --Gray PorpoisePhocoenidae, not Delphinidae 22:59, 28 October 2006 (UTC)

  • Nah, don't bother, there's already one at Bow-Lingual. (Incidentally, I don't think the product name is hypenated). Andrew Lenahan - Starblind 23:31, 28 October 2006 (UTC)
    • Thanks for pointing me to that. To match this article and the other that mentioned it, I moved Bow-Lingual to a title without the hyphen. --Gray PorpoisePhocoenidae, not Delphinidae 00:59, 29 October 2006 (UTC)

Would appreciate more links to scientific research if anyone can post - will try to find some as I learn more about this subject. IMHO, too many references to fiction and popular culture at the end of the article that are only superficially related to interpecies communication. There's been a lot of scientific research into human-cetation communication - I will also try to summarize as I learn more. This is a call to all subject matter experts to increase the scientific and referenced content in this article. Gwinerreniwg 23:28, 27 November 2006 (UTC)

change of title[edit]

this article badly needs a change of title. the current title implies that humans are somehow not 'animals.' we are in fact animals, and the title should reflect that. perhaps something like 'human-nonhuman communication' or 'human communication with other animals' or a merge with or taking over the 'interspecies communication' title. 72.244.201.231 08:13, 14 January 2007 (UTC)


This could use a lot more general focus on human and animal communication. The tidbits on dogs and parrots and dolphins are nice but there is a lot more animals in the world that communicate other than these three. The pieces at the end, the games and tv show links are a little off topic. This is not a history of animal and human communication, this should be focused around the science and comparisons of communication between humans and animals (or non humans)... Also, would you say humans are a different type of living thing other than an animal? Would you call a bug an animal? I'd support leaving the title as is. 67.176.76.119 06:50, 9 April 2007 (UTC)LEVI

May I suggest of the tittle: "Interspecies Communication" (still with this current article as a redirect to that name) not only humans communicate or can understand animals, other animals can too, some live in Symbiosis and they have learned to communicate between them and understand each other.
Alusky (talk) 20:47, 7 February 2011 (UTC)
hay how are you my frriend ? — Preceding unsigned comment added by 69.24.55.65 (talk) 01:09, 5 June 2012 (UTC)

Birds and Primates[edit]

This article is severely deficient. It even suggests that evidence put forth by Alex the parrot never came to light. This page must be updated to include Koko, the gorilla and Alex the parrot. It should also include the failed experiments of Washoe and some of the chimps with whom the research was flawed. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 205.170.14.13 (talk) 03:17, 27 January 2012 (UTC)

John Lilly and cetacean communication - Ethics[edit]

Are there any objections to including some general details of the eventual ethical issues with the Howe/Peter experiment? While disturbing they are germane to the conversation and, in fact, the basis for some of the most conclusive portions of the study. Jaydubya93 (talk) 13:22, 8 March 2014 (UTC)