The Mirror Test Peers Into the Workings of Animal Minds
The Mirror Test Peers Into the Workings of Animal Minds
Nearly 50 years after its development, only a handful of creatures have passed the self-awareness exam. A new attempt with fish highlights a debate over the test’s use and meaning.
The Mirror Test Peers Into the Workings of Animal Minds
The Mirror Test Peers Into the Workings of Animal Minds

Nearly 50 years after its development, only a handful of creatures have passed the self-awareness exam. A new attempt with fish highlights a debate over the test’s use and meaning.

Nearly 50 years after its development, only a handful of creatures have passed the self-awareness exam. A new attempt with fish highlights a debate over the test’s use and meaning.

bottlenose dolphin
How One Wild Dolphin’s Trick Became a Fad
How One Wild Dolphin’s Trick Became a Fad
Ashley Yeager | Dec 1, 2018
After release from rehab, bottlenose Billie started walking on water with her tail. Studying how the behavior spread could offer clues about how animals learn from each other.
Behavior Brief
Behavior Brief
Rina Shaikh-Lesko | May 28, 2014
A round-up of recent discoveries in behavior research
Tail Flick
Tail Flick
Dan Cossins | Apr 1, 2014
Observe a dolphin flipping its fluke through a bubble curtain in experiments used to determine the force of its muscles.
Fluke Forces
Fluke Forces
Dan Cossins | Apr 1, 2014
Dolphins prove that they rely on muscle power, rather than a trick of fluid dynamics, to race through water at high speeds.
Behavior Brief
Behavior Brief
Tracy Vence | Jan 16, 2014
A round-up of recent discoveries in behavior research
Virus Blamed for Dolphin Deaths
Virus Blamed for Dolphin Deaths
Kate Yandell | Aug 29, 2013
Since July, hundreds of the marine mammals have washed up on mid-Atlantic beaches.
Dolphins by Name
Dolphins by Name
Sabrina Richards | Jul 23, 2013
Bottlenose dolphins can recognize and respond to their own “signature whistles,” strengthening the evidence that these whistles function like names.