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Animal Brains

Animal Smarts

Allen Frances | Posted 06.08.2013 | Science
Allen Frances

Accumulating evidence suggests that animals are a lot smarter and humans are a lot dumber than we previously thought. A recent study shows that the short term memory of chimpanzees far exceeds what we can expect from ourselves.

Even Big Dinos Had Ridiculously Puny Brains, Skull Fossil Suggests

Posted 01.24.2013 | Science

By: Charles Choi, LiveScience Contributor Published: 01/23/2013 06:51 PM EST on LiveScience An advanced member of the largest group of dinosaurs...

'Singing Mouse' Study Yields Major Surprise

Posted 10.11.2012 | Science

By: Trevor Stokes, LiveScience Contributor Published: 10/10/2012 05:11 PM EDT on LiveScience The newest singing sensation in the animal kingdom?...

Amazing 'Math Trick' May Help Hungry Dolphins Find Food

The Huffington Post | Melissa Cronin | Posted 07.23.2012 | Science

Dolphins are smart--but who knew they could do math? A research team from the University of Southampton has shown that the animals use something akin ...

Brain Studies Yield Surprises About Animal Intelligence

AP | SETH BORENSTEIN | Posted 06.25.2012 | Science

WASHINGTON -- It's not just man's closer primate relatives that exhibit brain power. Dolphins, dogs and elephants are teaching us a few lessons, too. ...

Dawkins' Dangerous Idea: We Really Don't Know If Animals Are Conscious

Marc Bekoff | Posted 07.15.2012 | Denver
Marc Bekoff

While the mystery of consciousness, nonhuman and human remains, we have made great advances in reducing the explanatory gap.