The Social Lives Of Fishes
A Fish Article from


August 2016

While fish have long been seen as an "other" species. Many people even think that fish cannot or do not feel pain, but that is changing. Researchers are discovering important similarities in brain structure between fish and other vertebrates. Some species of fish show precise memory and "cognitive processes that go beyond conditioning."

This literature review looked at recent developments in research on social cognition in fishes. It makes a strong case for the ability for fishes to engage in high-level thinking, problem-solving, and communication.

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