The Curious Cases of Rutherford & Fry
The Counting Horse
"Can horses count?" asks retired primary school teacher, Lesley Marr.
Our scientific sleuths consider the case of Clever Hans, with a spectacular re-enactment of a 20th century spectacle. Plus, we hear from Dr Claudia Uller who has been conducting modern studies on equine counting.
Mathematician Prof Marcus Du Sautoy explains the basic concept of counting to Adam, and Hannah looks across the animal kingdom to find the cleverest mathematical creature.
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Presenters: Hannah Fry, Adam Rutherford
Producer: Michelle Martin.