Great apes and ravens DON'T plan like humans: Researchers claim they make plans 'without thinking'

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Ravens and great apes may not be quite as smart as we think.

Researchers have found that while they are able to plan ahead, it does not require thinking.

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Instead, they can make plans instinctively through prior experiences.

'Some researchers have suggested that planning in great apes and ravens develops through thinking, that they simulate future scenarios and make decisions based on such mental simulations,' said Johan Lind, associate professor in Ethology, at Centre for Cultural Evolution, Stockholm University, author of the study.

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'My study shows that planning behaviours and self-control in non-human animals instead can emerge through associative learning.'

Newly developed learning models, similar to models within artificial intelligence research, showed how planning in ravens and great apes can develop through prior experiences without any need of thinking.

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Researchers formulated a new mathematical model of learning in animals, similar to models in artificial intelligence research, and fed it similar scenarios as the ones...
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