Etología

La inteligencia no es exclusivamente humana

Escrito por Eduard Punset.

La inteligencia no es exclusivamente humana

Estudiando el comportamiento de los primates –lo siento, querido lector de la nueva década que acaba de inaugurarse–, estamos aprendiendo no sólo cómo funciona el proceso cognitivo de ellos, sino también el nuestro. Es más, nunca sabremos lo que es el conocimiento humano sin haber ahondado en lo que…

Wild Justice and Moral Intelligence in Animals

Escrito por Psychology Today.

Wild Justice and Moral Intelligence in Animals

Marc Bekoff is Professor Emeritus of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at the University of Colorado, Boulder

Do animals have a sense of morality? Do they know right from wrong? In our forthcoming book, Wild Justice: The Moral Lives of Animals, philosopher Jessica Pierce and I argue that the answer to both of these questions is a resounding "yes." "Ought" and "should" regarding what's right and what's wrong play important roles in the social interactions of animals, just as they do in ours.…

Best mates, the baby kangaroo and the wonder dog that saved it

Escrito por The Daily Mail.

Best mates, the baby kangaroo and the wonder dog that saved itBy all accounts the baby kangaroo should have not survived the road accident that claimed its mother...but then along came Rex the wonder dog.

Play mates: Rex the pointer and the baby kangeroo he rescued and took home after its mother was killed on the road in Victoria, Australia…

One World, Many Minds: Intelligence in the Animal Kingdom

Escrito por Scientific American Mind - December 23, 2008.

One World, Many Minds: Intelligence in the Animal Kingdom

We are used to thinking of humans as occupying the sole pinnacle of evolutionary intelligence. That's where we're wrong

By Paul Patton

We were talking about politics. My housemate, an English professor, opined that certain politicians were thinking with their reptilian brains when they threatened military action against Iran. Many people believe that a component of the human brain inherited from reptilian ancestors is responsible for our species’ aggression, ritual behaviors and territoriality.…