Fish can be smarter than primates

This surprising statement comes from a long but interesting article, excerpted from What a Fish Knows: The Inner Lives Of Our Underwater Cousins by Jonathan Balcombe.

The test compared the behavior of fish vs primates in an experiment similar to the following situation: you are offered two identical pieces of pizza but informed that the one on the left will be removed in 2 minutes, while the other one will not be taken away. Which piece will you eat first?

The cleaner wrasses tested performed significantly better than the primates… including the experimenter's 4-year-old daughter!

Check out the article for more details, and don’t forget to mention it at your next coffee break!

Fish can be smarter than primates

Background photo by Elias Levy

May the fish be with you