To tool or not to tool? Clever cockatoos make economic decisions about tool use

Posted by on June 23, 2016 2:09 pm
Categories: Science

Cognitive biologists studied tool-related decisionmaking in an Indonesian cockatoo. They found that the animals seemed to carefully ponder about their choices: while doing so the animals scrutinized details such as differences in quality between the two food rewards, but also the functionality of the available tool as means to obtain the out-of reach food in the situation at hand.

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