Little Kids Learn The Same Way Pigeons Do

February 9, 2015 6:41 PM

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Little Kids Learn The Same Way Pigeons Do

We often point to language as evidence of our species' superiority. But the way humans learn language may not be so foreign to other animals, after all.

A new study has found that the lowly pigeon may provide insight into how young children acquire language. Researchers at the University of Iowa found that pigeons are able to categorize and name dozens of objects, which means they engage in a type of associative learning that children also use to le...

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