October 27, 2021

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Snippet: New Zealand birds show humanlike ability to make predictions

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Whether it’s calculating your risk of catching the new coronavirus or gauging the chance of rain on your upcoming beach vacation, you use a mix of statistical, physical, and social information to make a decision. So do New Zealand parrots known as keas, scientists report today. It’s the first time this cognitive ability has been demonstrated outside of apes, and it may have implications for understanding how intelligence evolved.

Read the story: https://scim.ag/2vDqtx4

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Joel Goldberg

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Amalia Bastos
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Amey Zhang

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Amey Zhang

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