Re-thinking Thoughts on ‘Bird Brain’

All of us have heard or even used the expression, “Hey bird brain” or taking the insult to an even lower level, “You’re such a turkey!” Those untoward comments, according to recent research findings, is losing clout. Those affronts could even now be considered a tribute.

The long-standing belief was that the size of the brain was the key to intelligence and significant cognitive skills. Thus mammals led the field whereas birds with their small heads and thus small brains were ranked at the bottom when it came to intelligence. Current research has changed those…