Padua, Italy – august 2022
Baby chicks can do math!
A dissemination event to illustrate the biological relevance of number sensitivity in animals; event organized in collaboration with the Director of the Esapolis Museums, Dr. Enzo Moretto_ Esapolis Museum, Padua, Italy
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In the early 1800s, Sir Francis Galton, a British polymath, showed for the first time that humans describe and think of numbers as being represented on a mental number line oriented from their left to right.
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Rats are capable of learning to enter a target tunnel, to find a food, solely on the basis of its ordinal position in an array of six or 18 identical tunnels.
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Domestic chicks, soon after hatching, move and interact with their environment to follow the hen, to join their mates and to find food.