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Learn how bonobos at the Ape Cognition and Conservation Initiative in Des Moines use symbolic icons called lexigrams to communicate about objects, actions and ideas with caretakers, researchers and visitors. The apes use this app to practice their communication skills. Now you too can learn how to communicate with lexigrams and talk to a bonobo.

See it in the App Store.

About the author:

Dr. Ken Schweller is emeritus professor of Computer Science and Psychology at Buena Vista University in Storm Lake, Iowa. He is currently head programmer at the Ape Cognition and Conservation Initiative in Des Moines, Iowa where he develops computer programs and mobile apps to provide the bonobo residents with cognitive stimulation and enrichment opportunities.

Please contact Dr. Schweller at schweller@bvu.edu with any questions or comments you may have regarding the operation or design of the app. Thank you!

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