Category: Cognitive research

Anders Brodin, Professor of Theoretical Ecology Photo: Peter Frodin

Opportunism reveals the true intelligence of titmice

Is smartness linked to the size of the brain? Larger organisms usually have larger brains, but are they really more advanced? Is a wood pigeon smarter than a chaffinch? Through the ages, birds have been associated with both stupidity, as in “birdbrain”, and wisdom, as in “wise as an owl”....