American Cockroaches Have Amazing Decision-Making Skills, Study Shows

March 11, 2015 10:29 AM

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A group of researchers found that the American cockroach is much better at decision making than other insects, while each individual of the species seem to display a different personality within its group. Scientists believe that those features helped cockroaches become great survivors since they see to quickly adapt to any hostile environment.

For their research, scientists involved a group of the six-legged pests in a controlled environment over a 3-month period. The team introduced dozens of Periplaneta americana individuals, or American cockroaches, in a well-lit arena that had a shelter in its center to provide the bugs with their muc...

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