Researchers Say Cockroaches Have Personality!

March 11, 2015 3:28 AM

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According to PhD candidate Isaac Planas-Sitja, “Cockroaches are a simple animal, but they can reach a complex decision.” The lead researcher of a new study on the insect goes on to say, “So with little information, with little interactions, only knowing if I have a partner here or not, only with this information, they can make complex decisions.”

Summarizing their findings in a report published in the Proceedings of the Royal Society B, the researchers on this study say, “From studying the way they find shelter, we show that individuals have consistent behavior which can differ between individuals in a group — cockroaches have personalities....

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