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Contact: Alice Auersperg
University of Vienna

Cockatoos and Object Permanence

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Caption: How do you know that the cookies are still there although they have been placed out of your sight into the drawer? Alice Auersperg and her team from the University of Vienna and Oxford show that "object permanence" abilities in a cockatoo levels apes and four year old human toddlers.

Credit: Alice Auersperg

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