Brainy Birds Pigeons Can Understand Distance and Time

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Brainy Birds Pigeons Can Understand Distance and Time Pigeons are such a common sight on city sidewalks around the world that most people don’t spare them a second glance. But these urban birds aren’t just experts at adapting to metropolitan life — they’re also capable of grasping abstract concepts such as space and time, according to a new study. Researchers recently discovered that pigeons can recognize how much space an object takes up, and how long it is visible, a task that humans accomplish using the brain region known as the…

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