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Lizards beat birds in intelligence test

rhettb (1067382) writes | more than 3 years ago

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rhettb (1067382) writes "Reptiles have long been thought to be dim-witted, but a new study in Biology Letters finds that the Puerto Rican anole, a type of lizard, can match birds in intelligence. Using cognitive tests that have been previously used on birds, researchers with Duke University found that the lizards were capable of solving a problem they've never encountered before, remembering the solution in future trials, and even changing techniques when presented with new challenges. In fact, the tiny anoles solved the test with fewer tries than birds."
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ooohh ... (1)

TheInternetGuy (2006682) | more than 3 years ago | (#36744760)

I cant decide, either it is: 'I for one welcome our new Lizard overlords' or: 'So basically they are bird brains?' *bada bim*
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