Investigating Physical Cognition in Rooks, Corvus frugilegus

@article{Seed2006InvestigatingPC,
  title={Investigating Physical Cognition in Rooks, Corvus frugilegus},
  author={A. Seed and S. Tebbich and N. Emery and N. Clayton},
  journal={Current Biology},
  year={2006},
  volume={16},
  pages={697-701}
}
Although animals (particularly tool-users) are capable of solving physical tasks in the laboratory , the degree to which they understand them in terms of their underlying physical forces is a matter of contention. Here, using a new paradigm, the two-trap tube task, we report the performance of non-tool-using rooks. In contrast to the low success rates of previous studies using trap-tube problems , seven out of eight rooks solved the initial task, and did so rapidly. Instead of the usual… Expand
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