Fish pass self-awareness test for the first time, raising questions about animal consciousness

It might not seem like a big deal, but the ability to recognize that the face in the mirror is your own makes us part of a pretty exclusive club in the animal kingdom. Humans obviously can do it (from about 15 months of age), and so can apes, monkeys, dolphins, elephants, and some birds. Now a fish species has passed the mirror test for the first time, which may suggest that the animals are smarter than we give them credit for... Continue Reading Fish pass self-awareness test for the first time, raising questions about animal consciousness Category: Biology Tags: Animals Fish Intelligence Max Planck Institute Mirror University of Konstanz

Fish pass self-awareness test for the first time, raising questions about animal consciousness

It might not seem like a big deal, but the ability to recognize that the face in the mirror is your own makes us part of a pretty exclusive club in the animal kingdom. Humans obviously ...

Fri 8 Feb 19 from Gizmag

Can fish be self-aware? The answer is far from easy

A species of wrasse can recognise itself in a mirror, but researchers are unsure of what that actually means. Stephen Fleischfresser reports.

Thu 7 Feb 19 from Cosmos Magazine

Do fish recognize themselves in the mirror?

Thu 7 Feb 19 from Phys.org

Some Fish Can ‘Recognize Themselves’ in Mirror, Study Finds

In a surprise finding that appears to show that the brain power of fish has been considerably underestimated, scientists said small tropical reef fish were able to recognize themselves in a ...

Fri 8 Feb 19 from Geek.com

Fish can recognize themselves in the mirror. Does that mean they’re self aware?

The study casts an unexpected doubt on our very definition of self-awareness.

Thu 7 Feb 19 from ZME Science

The fish that recognise themselves in the mirror!

Cleaner wrasse fish have shocked scientists from the Max Planck Institute for Ornithology by suggesting they may have the capability to recognise their reflections, despite their tiny brains.

Thu 7 Feb 19 from Daily Mail

Mirror test hints at surprising cognitive abilities in fish

A small tropical reef fish was able to recognize itself in a mirror, scientists said on Thursday in a finding that raises provocative questions about assessing self-awareness and cognitive abilities ...

Thu 7 Feb 19 from Reuters

Researchers Question Mirror Test After Fish Show Surprising Cognitive Abilities

ArticleNew research is raising provocative questions about how we assess self-awareness and cognitive abilities in animals.Staff Author: Elizabeth DoughmanTopics: Ethology

Mon 11 Feb 19 from Laboratory Equipment

Fish recognize themselves in the mirror

The cleaner wrasse, Labroides dimidiatus, a small marine fish, can recognize itself in the mirror.

Fri 8 Feb 19 from UPI

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