Coldblooded Does Not Mean Stupid

December 2, 2013

Cognitive Reptile Experiment

Cognitive Reptile Experiment

This is a great New York Times article on coldblooded species and their ability to think that Jen Castle of The DTEASE sent my way.  It is crazy to think that so little cognitive research has been done regarding reptiles due to stereotypical presumption that they cannot help us and information is not relative.  However, this is also due to intelligent researchers that originally “laid the groundwork” of reptilian studies additionally deemed it appropriate to use experimental formats and techniques designed for warmblooded species such as rats.  Early findings are now seen for what they really are: insignificant.

[Related NYT Video will automatically begin playing above]

Coldblooded Does Not Mean Stupid Recent research revealing that reptiles’ brains are less primitive than previously thought could offer new insights on cognitive evolution.  >>Read Full Article via The New York Times