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NOVA: Bird Brain

Goffin Cockatoo - object permanence test. In "Bird Brain," watch as scientists test the intelligence of birds and reveal skills we assumed unique to humans.
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Goffin Cockatoo - object permanence test. In "Bird Brain," watch as scientists test the intelligence of birds and reveal skills we assumed unique to humans.

Airs Wednesday, April 25, 2018 at 10 p.m. on KPBS TV + Sunday, April 29 at 10 p.m. on KPBS 2

Watch as scientists test the intelligence of birds and reveal skills we assumed unique to humans

Join NOVA to witness the brainpower of birds. Long mocked as empty-headed, our feathered friends hide surprisingly acute intelligence.

But how smart are they?

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Watch as scientists test avian aptitude and challenge our basic notions of intelligence.

S44 Ep20: Bird Brain Preview

Watch as birds solve puzzles and challenge our basic notions of intelligence.

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