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New Caledonian crows reason about hidden humans

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Published on Sep 17, 2012

Alex Taylor, an evolutionary psychologist at the University of Auckland, describes the experiments reported in "New Caledonian crows reason about hidden causal agents' (PNAS, 2012). This study suggest tool-making crows have a rudimentary form of causal reasoning. In humans this type of reasoning forms the basis of our scientific and religious thought.

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