Rethinking Thinking: How Intelligent Are Other Animals?


ntelligence was once thought to be uniquely human. But researchers have discovered astonishing cognitive abilities in many other species—not just our close cousins like chimps, or fellow mammals like dolphins—but also crows, parrots, and even octopuses. If we consider the intelligence of swarms, we must add bees, termites, and ants to the list of super smart creatures. Join the scientists who study smarts as we ask: What is intelligence? Why do some species get an extra dose? And just how special are humans, really?

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PARTICIPANTS: Simon Garnier, Suzana Herculano-Houzel, Frank Grasso, Denise Herzing

MODERATOR: Faith Salie

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1 Response to Rethinking Thinking: How Intelligent Are Other Animals?

  1. My cat used a pencil to scratch the back of his neck, the only place, cats cannot reach otherwise. He held it in his front paws and over his head to reach the point. He also did other things that required thinking.

    I do believe that many animals are getting more and more individual, developing an ego.

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