“Study suggests similarity between how pigeons learn the equivalent of words and the way children do”

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The more scientists study pigeons, the more they learn how their brains—no bigger than the tip of an index finger—operate in ways not so different from our own.

 In a new study from the University of Iowa, researchers found that can categorize and name both natural and manmade objects—and not just a few objects. These birds categorized 128 photographs into 16 categories, and they did so simultaneously.
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