CCL is in collaboration with FluentPet to determine whether, and if so, how and how much non-humans are able to express themselves in language-like ways.
Bunny, a famous talking dog, is one of the participants in a large scale study currently enrolling hundreds of participants on how dogs are using soundboards from FluentPet to communicate with human and how does this change their communicative abilities. It is a development of a tool used with children with communicative difficulties and similar tools have been used with non-human primates in the past. We are working both on the memory aspects and especially on the linguistic aspects (e.g. how they combine words to produce utterances, how quickly they learn new words, what kind of things they communicate about, etc.).
You can find more information about the research process here: https://www.theycantalk.org
You can purchase a soundboard here: https://fluent.pet/
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