New Caledonian Crows Build Tools From Mental Images, Not Lessons
When it comes to tool making, the birds learn differently than humans.
New Caledonian Crows Build Tools From Mental Images, Not Lessons
New Caledonian Crows Build Tools From Mental Images, Not Lessons

When it comes to tool making, the birds learn differently than humans.

When it comes to tool making, the birds learn differently than humans.

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Genes Tied to Intelligence and Neurotic Behavior Identified
Genes Tied to Intelligence and Neurotic Behavior Identified
Sukanya Charuchandra | Jun 26, 2018
Researchers found several hundred genes expressed in the human brain are tied to cognition or neuroses.
Smarty Genes
Smarty Genes
Ashley P. Taylor | May 23, 2017
Scientists have identified 40 new genes linked to human intelligence.
Birds Have Skills Previously Described as “Uniquely Human”
Birds Have Skills Previously Described as “Uniquely Human”
Jef Akst | Dec 1, 2016
Scientists are enlisting the help of pigeons, parrots, crows, jays, and other species to disprove the notion that human cognitive abilities are beyond those of other animals.
Do Brighter Species’ Brains Emit Redder Light?
Do Brighter Species’ Brains Emit Redder Light?
Alison F. Takemura | Oct 1, 2016
Photon emissions in the brain are red-shifted in more-intelligent species, though scientists dispute what that means.
Bird Brains Have Numerous Neurons
Bird Brains Have Numerous Neurons
Tanya Lewis | Jun 14, 2016
Many avian species have more neurons than do mammals with similar-mass brains.
Book Excerpt from <em>Are We Smart Enough to Know How Smart Animals Are?</em>
Book Excerpt from Are We Smart Enough to Know How Smart Animals Are?
Frans de Waal | May 1, 2016
In the book's prologue, author Frans de Waal considers the intellectual impediments to studying animal intelligence.
To Each Animal Its Own Cognition
To Each Animal Its Own Cognition
Frans de Waal | May 1, 2016
The study of nonhuman intelligence is coming into its own as researchers realize the unique contexts in which distinct species learn and behave.
Brain Activity Identifies Individuals
Brain Activity Identifies Individuals
Kerry Grens | Oct 12, 2015
Neural connectome patterns differ enough between people to use them as a fingerprint.
Speaking of Science
Speaking of Science
The Scientist Staff | Feb 1, 2015
February 2015's selection of notable quotes