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    World Science Festival: Rethinking Thinking: How Intelligent Are Other Animals?

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    Intelligence 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?

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

    MODERATOR: Faith Salie




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    I have a sinking feeling that animals are way way way smarter than we've given them credit for...

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    Quote Originally posted by Dreamtimer View Post
    I have a sinking feeling that animals are way way way smarter than we've given them credit for...
    The best way to put that feeling to the test is to actually watch the video.
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    Underway...


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    This is very good so far. The hostess is funny and engages the guests well. The studies are very interesting. Octopuses coming up at 35 minutes in.

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    Great finish.

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