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A study published this week in the peer-reviewed scientific journal Animal Cognition, revealed that those bird-brained chickens are actually pretty smart, as most backyard chicken farmers have long maintained.
Neuroscientist Lori Marino authored the paper, which compiled the conclusions of several studies showing that chickens demonstrate self-control and self-assessment, which may indicate self-awareness. They also show the capacity for cunning and duplicity, which Marino described as Machiavellian-like social interactions.
- Chickens possess some understanding of numbers and basic arithmetic.
- They communicate in complex ways, including referential communication, which may depend upon a level of self-awareness and the ability to take the perspective of another animal.
- Chickens have the capacity to reason and make logical inferences. For example, they are capable of simple forms of deductive reasoning, a capability that humans develop at about the age of 7.
- They can perceive time intervals and appear able to anticipate future events.
- They are behaviorally sophisticated, learning social skills and rules in complex ways that are similar to humans.
- Chickens have complex negative and positive emotions, and have shown evidence for a simple form of empathy.
- Just like all animals, they have distinct personalities, and are cognitively, emotionally and behaviorally complex individuals.