Carrion Crows Cannot Overcome Impulsive Choice in a Quantitative Exchange Task

@inproceedings{Wascher2012CarrionCC,
  title={Carrion Crows Cannot Overcome Impulsive Choice in a Quantitative Exchange Task},
  author={Claudia A F Wascher and Val{\'e}rie Dufour and Thomas Bugnyar},
  booktitle={Front. Psychology},
  year={2012}
}
The ability to control an immediate impulse in return for a more desirable - though delayed - outcome has long been thought to be a uniquely human feature. However, studies on non-human primates revealed that some species are capable of enduring delays in order to get food of higher quality or quantity. Recently two corvid species, common raven (Corvus corax) and carrion crow (Corvus corone corone), exchanged food for a higher quality reward though seemed less capable of enduring delays when… CONTINUE READING
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