We usually don’t think about fish for being specifically smart, but new research reveals that there is 1 species of the tropical fish having the ability to identify between different human faces. Moreover, Scientists have also never seen any fish to do it before, and this is also changing the level of understanding of such creatures and also about working of their brains.
The study that was published in the Scientific Reports displays that the archerfish are well capable to learn and to recognize the human faces with great degree of reliability and accuracy. The feat also reveals that the complex task always doesn’t unavoidably require the complex brain having the sophisticated neocortex, highly evolved part for brain that is well responsible for the hearing and sight in mammals.
Fish, it will also now appear, are highly intelligent & also well “aware” about the environment than our assumption. The thought that fish does not feel any pain, for instance, it is usually falling for favor in form of pdf. Recently, it will discover which manta rays, that are the kind of fish, are well capable to pass on the mirror test that is even considered to be significant measure of the self-awareness.
It might not sound to be much, but ability to identify the human faces is highly complicated than they really sounds. Mainly faces even tend to share basic features, like the pair of eyes, nose as well as mouth, and also in the predictable orientations. For us to always tell people quite apart, hence, we should look to distinguish the specific features.
“It is also well hypothesized that the specific task is really difficult that this task can be only attained by the primates, that have a huge brain,” said Cait Newport, the main researcher from Oxford University. “The truth that brain of human being has the specialized used for identifying the human faces recommend that there might be something really special about the faces.”
The resulting study depicts that fish, instead of lacking visual cortex of the primates, are able of distinguish faces from the sample 44 new faces. This is really awesome.