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(Daily Express)   Study finds fish put their heads together so that they can solve problems as a group - the more experienced teaching the less experienced. Well, duh, they call it a "school"   ( divider line
    More: Interesting, human behaviour, Dr Mike Webster, Artificial intelligence, bio-inspired swarm robotics, Professor Kevin Laland, artificial intelligence researchers, information processing mechanisms, diverse skills sets  
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2017-04-18 07:46:06 PM  
Snorkeling in the pond (190 acres) where our camp is. Almost 40 years ago. I turned to my left and there was a wall of white perch about 6 feet by 10 feet. The thing is the sun was hitting them just right so their scales were lit up like thousands of tiny mirrors. Blinding. Definitely one of the coolest things I've ever seen.
2017-04-18 07:47:51 PM  
That joke was bad and you should feel bad!
2017-04-18 07:56:29 PM  
What this may look like from the less experienced fish's point of view:
2017-04-18 09:52:51 PM  
Kip Addotta wept.
2017-04-18 11:09:51 PM  
Fish = brain food.

At some level I can't even be assed to write a joke longer than my comment explaining my comment.
2017-04-18 11:19:34 PM  
Ask a fish head,
Anything you want to,
They won't answer,
They can't talk.
2017-04-18 11:21:51 PM  

As true as it evar was.
2017-04-19 01:56:34 AM  
I took a fish head
Out to see a movie
Didnt have to pay to get it in...
2017-04-19 02:09:35 AM  
In the meantime, we've standardized into spending a lot of money in training experts in many fields, then choosing idiots for positions of power and watching them "stand up to the experts".
2017-04-19 07:36:50 AM  
"Science Fact: Fish Have No Memory!"
Youtube cK1W_9h5Qlc
2017-04-19 09:17:18 AM  
Dammit. I was so sure fish were real.
2017-04-19 12:54:13 PM  
From the design of the experiment, it doesn't sound like there was any need for group decisionmaking.  The only requirement was simple herding instinct.

They set up a two-part problem in which a few fish in a school had been trained to locate a food source but not to access it.  Those fish led the way, and once the school was at the food source, a second group within the school had been trained to access it.

I understand that "putting their heads together" is being used figuratively, but it suggests a level of intention or communication that the experiment does not appear to support.
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