Crows have the potential to acquire adult-level cognitive abilities faster than primates

Researchers at the Max Planck Anthropology Institute in Germany found that crows already have adult-level social and cognitive skills at just four months of age and develop much faster than primates such as chimpanzees and orangutans. We announced the research result that we are showing speed.

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Young Ravens Could Have Cognitive Skills That Rival Adult Great Apes, Research Finds

A research team at the Max Planck Institute for Ornithology in Germany hatched eight ravens from eggs, and the ability to grasp the space of crows, thinking ability related to causal relationships and how to use tools, social ability, communication ability, etc. I investigated.

Comparing the findings with data collected in primates such as chimpanzees and orangutans, ravens are 4 months old and are already 16 months old, even when the brain is not yet fully mature. It was found that they have acquired the same social skills and cognitive abilities as adults.

The research team explained why crows have acquired the same level of cognitive ability as adults from an early age, 'The social life of crows is very competitive, and the high cognitive ability of crows is formed because they need to overcome their rivals. It may have been done. '

In addition, Science Alert, a science news site, pointed out that past

observations and studies have shown that not only crows but also parrots and magpies have high cognitive abilities.

The research team says that eight birds are too small for a sample to make a clear conclusion, but crows preferentially acquire social skills and develop cognitive abilities early, just like humans. It may indicate that you are.

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