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Cuttlefish passed a version of the marshmallow test, a cognitive study for humans designed to test self-control – Business Insider Australia

The cephalopods showed a capacity for self control similar to that of chimpanzees, crows and parrots, the scientists said.



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  • Cuttlefish can show the same amount of self-control as bigger-brained animals, a test found.
  • The cephalopods resisted taking food immediately to get a better reward later.
  • Similar tests are used on humans, usually children, to test cognitive development.
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Cuttlefish can be as good at controlling their urges as animals like chimpanzees, crows and parrots, researchers have said. 
In a new study published Wednesday, scientists put six cuttlefish…

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