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13 December 2017

Humans are special in that we are capable of doing multiple things simultaneously.

One of the attributes that makes humans special is that we are capable of doing multiple things simultaneously. After getting 15 humans and 12 pigeons to perform a multitasking exercise recently, however, German scientists have discovered that birds are able to switch from one task to another just as quickly as people – and in some instances, they’re even quicker. The researchers believe that this slight multitasking advantage is a result of the brains of birds, despite being small, having a higher density of neurons than those of humans.

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