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“Birdbrains” should not be ignored in studying the evolution of g

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  15 August 2017

Irene M. Pepperberg
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Department of Psychology, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA 02138 impepper@media.mit.edu impepper@wjh.harvard.edu
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Abstract

The authors evaluate evidence for general intelligence (g) in nonhumans but lean heavily toward mammalian data. They mention, but do not discuss in detail, evidence for g in nonmammalian species, for which substantive material exists. I refer to a number of avian studies, particularly in corvids and parrots, which would add breadth to the material presented in the target article.

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