Category Archives: Animal Intelligence

A Tale Of Two Polychromats

  This gorgeous but rather disturbing creature is a mantis shrimp. It looks like an alien being, and indeed it has superpowers! But it’s not an alien. Nor a mantis. Nor a shrimp. But it looks a little bit like … Continue reading

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Birds Do It, Bees Do It…

…and so do cats and dogs. (Even hedgehogs.) And reindeer. See in ultra-violet that is. I’ve often wondered if humans can share this superhuman capability (a contradiction in terms as I realize). What’s the evidence? First the background… The discovery … Continue reading

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Cat Encounter 2

Last night the same cat was waiting for me. Same place, same time. Even though we’ve only met once before I thought he would be there. He clearly isn’t a stray or anything, he wears a collar with a little … Continue reading

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A cat encounter of the furred kind

This is the first post in a new category, Animal Intelligence, which I’ve started to separate posts about how animals see and perceive from ones about stroke, disability and cognition. I’ve often seen a very large ginger cat in a … Continue reading

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