Pigeons Can "Count" As Well As Monkeys | Psychology and Brain News | Scoop.it

Although many species, from bees to elephants can distinguish among stimuli of varying quantities, apart from humans, only primates such as lemurs and chimps, were thought to have the ability to employ abstract numerical rules and reason numerically. However, according to a short research report published online in the journal Science on 23 December, researchers have discovered that pigeons can count as well as monkeys, and they suggest the ability is more widespread in the animal kingdom than we might assume.