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February 22, 2020 - The Sydney Morning Herald

Animals are good at maths. That reveals something about our brains

Animals are good at maths. That reveals something about our brains
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Adrian Dyer’s bees are smart. Really smart. His team built them a tiny bee school and they proved excellent students.

They understand numbers. They can add them or subtract them. They understand the concept of zero – an idea that escaped the Romans. All this with a brain the size of a pin.

"No one had thought it could be possible that a brain of less than a million neurons could do this," said Dr Dyer, an associate professor at RMIT in Melbourne.

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