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Crows 'reverse engineer' tools from memory: study
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
New Caledonian crows use mental pictures to twist twigs into hooks and make other tools, according to a provocative study that suggests the notoriously clever birds pass on successful designs to future generations, a hallmark of culture. "We find evidence for a specific type of emulation we call mental template matching," co-author Alex Taylor, director of the Language, Cognition and Culture Lab at the University of Aukland, told AFP. The feat was hailed as proof that the New Caledonian crow could invent new tools on the spot, a rare ability among non-human animals. read more


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