flipper flummoxed

what appears to be a truly innovative finding in Comparative Cognition is due to be published in Behavioural & Brain Sciences, suggesting that a dolphin & rhesus monkeys have an awareness of their own uncertainty in memory and perceptual discriminations. Given Yes, No, Not Sure choices with appropriate rewards.. “The researchers have shown that the monkeys and the dolphin used the “uncertain” response in a pattern that is essentially identical to the pattern with which uncertain humans use it.”

New Research Finds Some Animals Know Their Cognitive Limits

Very cool.

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Caspar is just one monkey among billions. Battering his keyboard without expectations even of peanuts, let alone of aping the Immortal Bard. By day he is an infantologist at Birkbeck Babylab, by night he runs BabyLaughter.net
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