There are two ways to go about testing this, neither of which are practical. One requires the energy of dozens of Large Hadron Colliders. The other could yield a cauldron-full of flaming plutonium. Both,
How do you know that something you cannot see is still present? A new study shows that "object permanence" cognitive abilities in cockatoos rival those of the great apes -- and four-year-old human children.
Chapter 8 of my book, 50 Human Brain Ideas You Really Need to Know. Here's the introduction to the book, the chapter about mirror neurons, and my post about the most important idea in neuroscience. Summary:
The rise of modern hacker culture is putting science back in the hands of curious laypeople. It's easier than ever for creative types to perform serious science as a hobby. You don't need a doctorate the