Intro: Inside the Animal Mind: The Problem Solvers (01:57)
For centuries, it has been thought that animals behave purely out of instinct. This program reveals new research of animals with problem solving minds.
New Caledonian Crows (03:39)
Dr. Alex Taylor designs a test to determine if a crow can solve a complex problem.
Puzzle Solving Crow (04:04)
Watch "007" solve an 8-stage puzzle.
Waggle Dance (04:42)
In this instinctive behavior, honey bees direct nest-mates to a food source through a transmission of angles and distances.
Brann the Raven (03:14)
The bird uses water to retrieve a trapped piece of food from a bottle.
Raven vs Dog vs Human (03:15)
Of the three, the raven is the only one to complete the puzzle of removing a green ball from a plastic box.
Problem Solving Abilities (03:52)
In this experiment, a Eurasian Jay demonstrates: the ability to understand cause and effect and flexible thinking.
Brain-to-Body Mass Ratio (02:52)
Humans, crows and chimpanzees all have large brains for their body size.
Discovery of Chimpanzees Using Tools (02:51)
Jane Goodall observed chimps using blades of grass to retrieve insects.
Skill of Imagination (04:34)
Muppet, the cockatoo, is tested to see if he is using learned behavior to undo a series of locks.
Caching Animals (01:45)
Squirrels and corvids are well known for stashing food for future use.
Ability of Mental Time Travel (03:17)
An experiment demonstrates the ability of the western scrub jay to think ahead and anticipate future needs.
Delayed Gratification Challenge (01:43)
Humans must the develop the ability of mental time travel.
Octopus Survival Strategy (02:59)
The octopus demonstrates problem solving abiltities similar to great apes parrots and crows. It uses a coconut shell to hide from predators.
Varied Diet = Varied Lifestyle (02:08)
Animals that have adapted in the way they live tend to be predator and prey.
Sharing New Tool Ideas (04:21)
A New Caledonia crow crafts a hook to catch prey. Different crows use different tools and the tools improve with each generation.
Credits: Inside the Animal Mind: The Problem Solvers (00:48)
Credits: Inside the Animal Mind: The Problem Solvers
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