Rethinking Thinking: How Intelligent Are Other Animals?

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… Continue lendo Rethinking Thinking: How Intelligent Are Other Animals?

The Reality of Reality: A Tale of Five Senses | World Science Festival

Your eyes and ears don’t tell you the truth. That’s not what they’re for. The senses evolved to enable us to survive and succeed in the world, not to represent it accurately. Now, for the first time, science is revealing exactly how the sense organs receive information, process it, and pass it to the brain,… Continue lendo The Reality of Reality: A Tale of Five Senses | World Science Festival