How smart are animals?

We think that crows are smart but what do we really know? Intelligence takes on diverse meanings for different species and researchers think we are too prone to use human standards. We’ve all heard talk of animal intelligence. We speak of crafty crows, clever foxes, discerning dolphins and brilliant squids, but can we really use the word intelligence with regard to animals? Researchers are concerned with learning mechanisms and other cognitive abilitiesthinking, acquiring knowledge, sensory perception, memory and language. These are the thought processes which form the basis for  what we experience and comprehend of the world around us.

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About Giorgio Bertini

Director at Learning Change Project - Research on society, culture, art, neuroscience, cognition, critical thinking, intelligence, creativity, autopoiesis, self-organization, rhizomes, complexity, systems, networks, leadership, sustainability, thinkers, futures ++
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