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Research Article

Mirror-Induced Behavior in the Magpie (Pica pica): Evidence of Self-Recognition

  • Helmut Prior mail,

    To whom correspondence should be addressed. E-mail: Prior@psych.uni-frankfurt.de

    Affiliation: Institut für Psychologie, Goethe-Universität, Frankfurt am Main, Germany

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  • Ariane Schwarz,

    Affiliation: Institut für Kognitive Neurowissenschaften, Biopsychologie, Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Bochum, Germany

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  • Onur Güntürkün

    Affiliation: Institut für Kognitive Neurowissenschaften, Biopsychologie, Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Bochum, Germany

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  • Published: August 19, 2008
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pbio.0060202

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The other tool of self-recognition

Posted by stellaris on 06 May 2014 at 14:53 GMT

You expand on the brain of the birds and consequent behaviour, i.e. mirror, assuming that their eyes used for this recognition are like human eyes! You do not say Anything about this important part of the perceiving, structure, cones of vision, colour perception, you might know they have more cones than we humans and birds can see infra-red, and they apparently perceive the sky in a different colour than we humans do. How do they see us? how do they see the world?, each other?

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