Not-so dumb animals
March 24, 2013 5:55 PM Subscribe
posted by Athanassiel (67 comments total)
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Frans de Waal argues
that animals are smarter than we might think. "Experiments with animals have long been handicapped by our anthropocentric attitude: We often test them in ways that work fine with humans but not so well with other species."
He also mentions the Clever Hans
effect and suggests that we might suffer from it when evaluating the intelligence of children.