No evidence for future planning in Canada Jays (Perisoreus canadensis)

Robert Martin, Glynis Martin, William Roberts & David Sherry
In the past 20 years, research in animal cognition has challenged the belief that complex cognitive processes are uniquely human. At the forefront of these challenges has been research on mental time travel and future planning in jays. We tested whether Canada Jays (Perisoreus canadensis) demonstrated future planning, using a procedure that had previously produced evidence of future planning in California Scrub-Jays (Aphelocoma californica). Future planning in this procedure is caching in locations where the...
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