Monkeys can learn to recognize themselves in the mirror

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Jan 122015
 
Monkeys can learn to recognize themselves in the mirror

Experiments with rhesus monkeys show they can learn to recognize themselves in the mirror. That self-recognition became the basis for a test of intelligence. The chimps quickly learned to recognize themselves in the reflection and investigate the marks—above the eyebrow ridge or on the tip of their ears, out of sight without the aid of a mirror. This time, researchers shined a high-powered laser on a rhesus monkey’s face in front of a mirror. It was enough to cause some kind of sensation that made […]

Monkeys can recognize family even without ever being introduced to them: Study

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Aug 112014
 
Monkeys can recognize family even without ever being introduced to them: Study

Macaque monkeys grow up with their mothers and are often not familiar with their fathers. But they can recognize the paternal side of the family even without ever being introduced to them, according to a study. “There is some evidence that non-human primates can recognise facial resemblances between two other individuals, just like us. We found that the macaques could detect their own relatives without being familiar with members of that side of the family. Contributed By Sonia Narula

Rats can recognize when they’ve made a mistake and regret their actions like human: Research

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Jun 152014
 
Rats can recognize when they’ve made a mistake and regret their actions like human: Research

Humans like to think we are special, that emotions are unique to us. However, recent research on animals continues to show that this just isn’t the case. As further proof, a research team sought to determine whether rats were capable of feeling regret. According to the research, Rats can recognize when they’ve made a mistake and regret their actions like human. The human behavior was further studied after they allowed the rats to complete a maze that contained a mini variety of snacks. Their behavior […]