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New Caledonian Crows Succeed at Trap-tube Experiment

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Uploaded on Sep 16, 2008

Alex Taylor discusses a the findings of a recent study which suggest that New Caledonian crows have the capacity for analogical reasoning. Alex Taylor is a PhD candidate at the University of Auckland.

For an introduction to the NC crow research and a discussion about a previous metatool experiment please follow the links

Part 1
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QNaZ3E...

Part 2
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nIwsNv...

The Auckland University research website on the NC crows can be found here
http://language.psy.auckland.ac.nz/cr...

The reference for this paper is
Taylor, A.H., Hunt, G.R., Medina, F.S. and Gray, R.D. 2008. Do New Caledonian crows solve physical problems through causal reasoning? Proceedings of the Royal Society B, doi:10.1098/rspb.2008.1107

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