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Friday, December 28, 2012

Dragonflies Have Human-like 'Selective Attention'

I've always been a little obsessed with dragonflies.  They are so beautiful and their flight and hunting skills are so mesmerizing that this article really interested me.  You might find it interesting, too.  Here's an excerpt:

"Dec. 20, 2012 — In a discovery that may prove important for cognitive science, our understanding of nature and applications for robot vision, researchers at the University of Adelaide have found evidence that the dragonfly is capable of higher-level thought processes when hunting its prey."

Photo by Marc50 on Flickr 

 

4 comments:

  1. That is very cool - thank you for the link!

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  2. How fascinating! I love when other animals can be found to have some similarities to human cognition. Thanks for that link. Andrea

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