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February 15, 2021 - Eurasia Review

Pigs Show Potential For ‘Remarkable’ Level Of Behavioral, Mental Flexibility

Pigs Show Potential For ‘Remarkable’ Level Of Behavioral, Mental Flexibility
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Pigs will probably never be able to fly, but new research is revealing that some species within the genus Sus may possess a remarkable level of behavioral and mental flexibility. A study published in Frontiers in Psychology tested the ability of four pigs to play a simple joystick-enabled video game. Each animal demonstrated some conceptual understanding despite limited dexterity on tasks normally given to non-human primates to analyze intelligence.

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