December 1, 2021

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Can You Bamboozle Birds With Magic?

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Humans love illusions, but are we the only animals that fall for them?

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Sources:

https://www.pnas.org/content/118/24/e2026106118
https://phys.org/news/2021-06-eurasian-jays-people-magic.html
https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2021-05/potn-hej052621.php
https://theconversation.com/we-performed-magic-tricks-on-birds-to-see-how-they-perceive-the-world-161772
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4313584/
https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10071-014-0763-y
https://www.nature.com/scitable/knowledge/library/animal-cognition-96639212/

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https://www.istockphoto.com/photo/magic-trick-on-stage-gm185254478-19867979
https://www.istockphoto.com/photo/jay-gm1305989870-396706875
https://www.eurekalert.org/news-releases/667521https://www.istockphoto.com/photo/squirrel-holds-a-nut-gm576569498-99057289
https://www.istockphoto.com/photo/magic-bunny-rabbit-gm172305801-2925279
https://www.istockphoto.com/photo/eurasian-jay-with-an-acorn-gm1187607706-335552552
https://www.istockphoto.com/photo/the-eurasian-jay-garrulus-glandarius-is-a-species-of-bird-occurring-over-a-vast-gm1305516871-396383775

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