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Dolphins Show Self-Recognition Earlier Than Children

Lucy A.

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Scientists have a recent story  that dolphins show self recognition at an earlier age than humans. Dolphins, Humans, Chimpanzees, Elephants, and magpies all show Self recognition in the mirror. Dolphins start to show self-recognition at just seven moths old, a human starts to see themselves at twelve months old, and chimpanzees start to see themselves at twenty-four months old. Scientists say that they see themselves first because their brains develop faster than a human’s brain. Seeing yourself is a self-awareness and intelligence thing, but not all scientists agree with this statement. Researchers studied that also at seven months dolphins start to become aware of things.

Source:  New york times


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Dolphins Show Self-Recognition Earlier Than Children