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http://www.sciencemag.org/news/2016/06/parrots-songbirds-pack-more-neurons-their-forebrains-most-mammals?utm_campaign=news_daily_2016-06-13&et_rid=17039926&et_cid=557048

 

Birds have a higher density of neurons in their fore-brains than do mammals.  

Maybe that is why crows can count and parrots can do monologues.  

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Great Scott. Usually I ignore crows. They are to me, simply, a bird of another color. Buzzards are a protected species here and they are a plague on a neighbors house. I just cant help but think crow epistemology was a label not befitting of bird brain derision. Their brain to body size has an equivalence to chimps and humans brains/body mass. Other than these few things I couldnt care less about crows.

 

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1 hour ago, Mikee said:

It is very amusing watching the bird play with its pet dog...

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2 hours ago, Mikee said:

Birds can sense the Earth's magnetic field and use the field to navigate.  So do humans.  Humans sometimes use magnetic compasses to navigate and they also use GPS who clocks tick using oscillations of  electromagnetic fields  of atoms.   That is all quantum stuff.  Eyes also work on quantum principles.  The effect of photons on rhodopsin (the chemical in the rods and cones)  can only be understood  quantum mechanically.

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