David Leavens
Reader in Comparative Psychology, University of Sussex

David Leavens is a reader in comparative psychology at the University of Sussex in the UK. He is interested in nonverbal communication by humans and apes, with a particular emphasis on gestural communication.

Written by David Leavens

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Animals and humans
The pointing ape

How a chimpanzee named Clint trained a psychologist to question human exceptionalism and reconsider the intelligence of apes

David Leavens