TOM EATON | That’s some food for thought, but let’s see if humans take the bait

While we are impressed by cuttlefish’s delay of gratification, human beings face their own test of self-control

03 March 2021 - 19:28

A cuttlefish has passed a cognitive test usually performed by human children, and now eating calamari is basically like deep-frying a toddler.

The person to blame for this very alarming information is a certain Dr Alexandra Schnell, whose team at Cambridge University subjected cuttlefish to a variation on the famous Marshmallow Test, which measures the subject’s ability to resist instant gratification in order to gain a greater reward than the one on offer. ..

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