[Tweeters] ravens and the "theory of mind"

Devorah the Ornithologist birdologist at gmail.com
Wed Feb 3 03:59:34 PST 2016


hello everyone,

i thought you might be interested to read a piece about a sweet research
paper that investigates whether a raven has any concept of other ravens (or
animals) having their own minds/perceptions and can plan and act
accordingly. This idea is called "Theory of Mind" and was thought to be the
thing that separates humans from all the other animals. welp! it looks like
ravens have proven us humans are not unique in this respect, either:

http://bit.ly/20px46m

original literature PDF:
http://bit.ly/1P5Untq

(no, i did not write this piece, but i am already planning a long-form
piece that incorporates this and other research)

happy birding,

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