Vol 7, Issue 3, August 2020

Folk Physics for Crows?


Taylor, A.H. (2020). Folks physics for crows? Animal Behavior and Cognition, 7(3), 452-456. doi: https://doi.org/10.26451/abc.


New Caledonian crows are a key model species for testing whether the ability to reason about unobservable causal mechanisms is unique to humans. Here, I review the growing body of evidence for the absence of this ability in this species.


New Caledonian crows, Folk physics, Causal understanding, Causal reasoning, Convergent evolution