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Modifications to the Aesop's Fable Paradigm Change New Caledonian Crow Performances

Logan, Corina J.; Jelbert, Sarah A.; Breen, Alexis J.; Gray, Russell D.; Taylor, Alex H.

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While humans are able to understand much about causality, it is unclear to what extent non-human animals can do the same. The Aesop's Fable paradigm requires an animal to drop stones into a water-filled tube to bring a floating food reward within reach. Rook, Eurasian jay, and New Caledonian crow performances are similar to those of children under seven years of age when solving this task. However, we know very little about the cognition underpinning these birds' performances. Here, we address...[Show more]

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Date published: 2014-07
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/15772
Source: PLoS ONE
DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0103049

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