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Smart cockatoos infer by exclusion


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If there is a certain pool of choices and we can exclude A and B, we can easily deduce that C must be the appropriate choice. The ability of animals to be able to solve this has been the focus of many studies in recent comparative cognitive research. A team of researchers of the University of Vienna have found a method to test if Goffin cockatoos have the ability to infere by exclusion. They publish their findings this week in the scientific journal PLoS One.


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