Takeaways:

  • Scientists have found that scrub jays showed evidence of episodic memory whereby they remember not only where but when they had hidden food.
  • Jays, who had prior experience as a thief, was more cautious when hiding their food and could make decisions based on the possibility of future events.
  • Scientists have also found that corvids can conceive of themselves as agents in their own lives and can plot, plan, scheme, and even lie.

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