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2015-01-09 13:07:41

While monkeys lack the ability to recognize they're looking at themselves when looking in the mirror, they can be taught to do so, according to a new study.

2011-07-06 15:14:13

In the first study of its kind in an animal species that has not passed a critical test of self-recognition, cognitive psychologist Justin J. Couchman of the University at Buffalo has demonstrated that rhesus monkeys have a sense of self-agency -- the ability to understand that they are the cause of certain actions -- and possess a form of self awareness previously not attributed to them.

2011-03-30 00:00:30

Lukas, the World’s Smartest Horse (according to the World Records Academy) and Guinness World Record Holder, will participate in an experiment designed to determine his level of self-awareness.

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2010-10-01 08:35:00

Typically, monkeys don't know what to make of a mirror -- they may ignore it or interpret their reflection as another, invading monkey, but they don't recognize the reflection as their own image.


Word of the Day
deuteragonist
  • A person in a secondary role, specifically the second most important character (after the protagonist).
The word 'deuteragonist' comes from a Greek word meaning 'an actor of second-class parts'.
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