"Self-recognition, once thought to be an ability enjoyed only by select
primates, has now been demonstrated in a bird."
"In humans, the ability to recognise oneself in a mirror develops around
the age of 18 months and coincides with the first signs of social
behaviour. So-called 'mirror mark tests', where a mark is placed on the
animal in such a way that it can only be observed when it looks at its
reflection, have been used to sort the self-aware beasts from the rest.
Of hundreds tested, in addition to humans, only four apes, bottlenose
dolphins and Asian elephants have passed muster."
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*** Xanni ***
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Partner, Glass Wings
Manager, Serious Cybernetics