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Birds haven't been identified for his or her excessive IQs, that is why anyone of questionable intelligence is usually known as a "birdbrain." but long ago twenty years, the examine of avian intelligence has witnessed dramatic advances. From a time whilst birds have been noticeable as basic intuition machines responding simply to stimuli of their exterior worlds, we now recognize that a few birds have advanced inner worlds to boot. This fantastically illustrated booklet presents a fascinating exploration of the avian brain, revealing how technology is exploding probably the most frequent myths approximately our feathered friends--and altering the way in which we expect approximately intelligence in different animals as well.

Bird Brain seems on the constructions and capabilities of the avian mind, and describes the extreme behaviors that varieties of avian intelligence supply upward thrust to. It bargains insights into crows, jays, magpies, and different corvids--the "masterminds" of the avian world--as good as parrots and a few less-studied species from worldwide. This energetic and available e-book indicates how birds have refined brains with talents formerly regarded as uniquely human, resembling psychological time shuttle, self-recognition, empathy, challenge fixing, mind's eye, and insight.

Written through a number one professional and that includes a foreword by way of Frans de Waal, popular for his paintings on animal intelligence, Bird Brain shines serious new gentle at the psychological lives of birds.

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