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Do animals ponder the past and contemplate the future?

Research from Cambridge Neuroscientists, Professor Nicky Clayton and Professor Anthony Dickinson, features in a New Scientist Chrono-creature investigative special.

Mental time travel (the ability to travel through time, recall previous events and plan for the future), was thought to be a strictly human trait. Recent research, however, on the western scrub jay (a member of the crow family), primates and dolphins indicates that other animals share this ability.

Reported in the New Scientist, and available on-line on the 4th November 2008. Please click here for the full article.


Posted on 05/11/2008

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