Clever Eurasian jays plan for the future

Experiments with Eurasian jays have shown that the birds store food that they will want in the future - "planning" for their impending needs. The study revealed that birds would stash more of the foods that they knew would be unavailable to them on forthcoming foraging trips. Jays are not the first birds to show that they might have the capacity for what is known as "mental time travel".

2011-11-02

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