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Dragonfly Shows Human-Like Concentration

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#1    Still Waters

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Posted 28 December 2012 - 08:23 PM

Dragonflies lack humans' big brains, but they still get the job done, according to new research that suggests that these insects have brain cells capable of feats previously seen only in primates.

Specifically, the dragonflies can screen out useless visual information to focus on a target, a process called selective attention.


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Posted 29 December 2012 - 03:06 AM

They are finding all kinds of animals are more intelligent than we once thought.  Wouldn't of thought it of dragonflies though.  To be a successful hunter you do need to know what to pay attention to no matter how low on the species list you fall.

I guess little robotic dragonflies are in our future.

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