Posted by : Hannah Tuesday 10 March 2015

This month, animal arithmetic from a research group in Italy who investigated how chickens order numbers – I put Naked Scientist Graihagh Jackson through her paces. Also in the episode, Leanne Grieves from McMaster University tells me what Smooth-billed anis do in response to different types of predators. And Niels Dingemanse, from the Max Planck Institute for Ornithology tells me about his Scientific Spark.

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Credit: Rosa Rugani, University of Padova

Leanne Grieves' paper on Ani in Animal Behaviour
Number-space mapping in the newborn chick resembles humans’ mental number line, in Science
Niels Dingemanse's research page

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