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Animal Cognition

 

Investigating the mental capacities of animals. 

Animal Cognition (.org) explores research on the mental capacities of animals: how animals think, solve problems, understand concepts, communicate, and empathize. We are an independent web publication focused on producing articles and other types of media that help the public develop a better understanding of animal minds.

This site was founded and is run by Amanda Pachniewska. If you would like to get in touch, you can send an e-mail to editor[at]animalcognition.org, or use the contact form below.

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We accept guest post contributions by researchers in the field of animal cognition and behavior, as well as skilled science writers. If you’d like to write an article about your research for our website, please contact us to inquire about our editorial guidelines. You can send an e-mail to editor[at]animalcognition.org, or use the contact form below.

 


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Elephant looking in mirror
List of Animals That Have Passed the Mirror Test
Posted in: General, Main

The mirror test was developed by psychologist Gordon Gallup Jr.1 in 1970 as a method for determining whether a non-human animal has the ability of self-recognition. It’s also known as the “mark test” or “mirror self-recognition test” (MSR). When conducting the mirror test, scientists place a visual marking on an animal’s body, usually with scentless paints, […]

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Altruism in Chimpanzees
Posted in: Main, Mammals

In 2005, Drs. Felix Warnecken and Michael Tomasello conducted a study on altruism in human infants and chimpanzees.1 Altruism is taking action to help someone else, even when that action won’t be reciprocated or otherwise benefit oneself. To put it simply, altruistic actions are motivated purely by the desire to […]

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Animal Cognition (.org) explores and covers research on the mental capacities of animals: how animals think, solve problems, understand concepts, communicate, and empathize.

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