Parrots, particularly blue-throated macaws, have demonstrated the capability to remember and repeat their previous actions, a sign of complex cognition and a building block of self-representation.
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Studies have shown that parrots can recall their past actions, indicative of episodic-like memory, which suggests a level of self-awareness and mental time travel.
The ability to represent one's own past actions is linked to the concept of episodic memory in humans, considered one of the essential elements for self-awareness.
Parrots' cognitive abilities are being explored in comparison with other animals, revealing the diverse evolutionary paths of intelligence across species.
Read the full research on parrots' memory for their own actions and its implications for understanding avian intelligence in the study from Scientific Reports "Memory for own actions in parrots".