Sunday, 17 January 2010

Three-Second Fish Memory is a Myth.


Fish can remember things for months, according to researchers who have dismissed the myth that the animals have a three-second memory.

The traditional view that fish lack the brain power to retain memories is “absolute rubbish” said Dr Kevin Warburton, an adjunct researcher with Charles Sturt University’s Institute for Land, Water and Society in Australia.

He made his conclusions after studying the behaviour of Australian freshwater fish such as the silver perch, which can remember a predator for several months after only one encounter.

Source: Telegraph

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