Are chicken minds special?

Rafael Freire, Susan Hazel

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Abstract

The number of publications on chicken cognition and emotion exceeds that on most birds and is comparable to the number of publications on some more “advanced” mammals. We argue that the chicken is an excellent model for this type of research because of (1) the presence of well-established fundamental mental processes in the chicken, (2) a challenging ethological environment and (3) social pressures that may have facilitated the evolution of cognitive abilities similar to those of some mammals. Marino’s (2017) review provides an excellent foundation for the continued study of complex mental abilities in this species.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-4
Number of pages4
JournalAnimal Sentience
Volume17
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2017

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