Animals with episodic memory and foresight?

Today’s NY Times has a nice article on recent evidence that contrary to popular belief (especially among philosophers), some animals have a form of episodic memory and the ability to plan for future events.

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  1. It is interesting the experimental work done by the “comparative cognition lab” based at Cambridge leaded by Nick Clayton on wester scrub jays, and also the ongoing work of her husband on convergent evolution of cognition in many animals.
    Beyond the primate centered view of the mind, the “mind” is also present in the rest of the animal world.
    Many instances considered exclusive of the human mind: theory of mind, future planning, cuasal reasonging in the social and physical world, beliefs (episodic memory), memory for social interactions, number sense-are also present in other animals.

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