Role of mental representations in quantity judgments by jackdaws (Corvus monedula).

@article{Ujfalussy2014RoleOM,
  title={Role of mental representations in quantity judgments by jackdaws (Corvus monedula).},
  author={Dorottya J{\'u}lia Ujfalussy and {\'A}d{\'a}m Mikl{\'o}si and Thomas Bugnyar and Kurt K. Kotrschal},
  journal={Journal of comparative psychology},
  year={2014},
  volume={128 1},
  pages={
          11-20
        }
}
The representation of quantity by the preverbal or nonverbal mind is a question of considerable interest in the study of cognition, as it should be generally adaptive to most animals to be able to distinguish quantity. We already know that some primate species and human infants represent and enumerate objects in similar ways. Considerable data also exist concerning such abilities in birds. Our aim in this study has been to find out whether jackdaws (Corvus monedula) are capable of performing… CONTINUE READING

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