More on respectable bird brains

Animal intelligence is one of my hobby horses. Birds have proportionally tiny brains, but scientists keep finding species after species to achieve remarkable feats of intelligence. Here is a recent report about a parrot that can estimate probabilities.

About Dr Bob Rich

I am a professional grandfather. My main motivation is to transform society to create a sustainable world in which my grandchildren and their grandchildren in perpetuity can have a life, and a life worth living. This means reversing environmental idiocy that's now threatening us with extinction, and replacing culture of greed and conflict with one of compassion and cooperation.
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5 Responses to More on respectable bird brains

  1. Dr Bob Rich says:

    Well, I don’t think an elephant or a dolphin would do well on an intelligence test devised by a spider!

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  2. Joan Y. Edwards says:

    Animals are indeed fascinating.

    Never Give Up
    Joan

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  3. pendantry says:

    A fascinating article — thanks for the link!

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    • Dr Bob Rich says:

      My pleasure. I’m convinced all life is intelligent.
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      • pendantry says:

        I got a red ink comment from a teacher once, many moons ago, for suggesting that some creatures were more intelligent than others. I was thinking ‘dogs, elephants and dolphins’, but I think the teacher thought I was being elitist!

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