Are You a Face “Super-Recognizer”?

It’s pretty clear that some people are much better at remembering faces than others. In fact, some people are considered “super-recognizers” for their ability to remember faces—even if the face doesn’t look quite the same on repeat viewings (due to aging, makeup, facial hair, and so on). Being able to identify people who are exceptionally […]

Rethinking animal intelligence

Humans often identify certain types of animals as especially smart—mostly primates closely related to humans, like great apes, and dolphins. But there are a lot of very smart animals. Take ravens, for example. In a recent study, “teenage” (4-month old) ravens performed as well as adult chimps and orangutans on most intelligence tests in a […]