Using magic tricks as a tool to explore the cognitive abilities of Eurasian Jays

Nicky, Clive and PhD student Elias Garcia were featured on BBC’s Look East on Tuesday 3rd March 2020 to discuss their recent experiments exploring the cognitive ability of the Eurasian Jays using magic tricks.

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PhD student Elias Garcia conducting experiments with the Jays using cups similar to those used by magicians.

Photograph of Euarasian Jay above, and Professors Nicky Clayton and Clive Wilkins below by Jacqueline Garget, Cambridge University Press Office.

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