How do animals think?
May 20, 2011 8:51 AM Subscribe
How do animals think? I was watching a cat in our garden the other day, and I wondered how it thought as it doesn't have language to think in. Then I thought: yes, but when I am working on an (easy - not cryptic) crossword, sometimes I am not thinking in words (if this makes sense?)
posted by marienbad to Pets & Animals (33 answers total) 21 users marked this as a favorite
(re: crossword. I was working on one with a couple of friends, it was an 11 letter word like this: IN _ _ _ _ _ ABLE. Someone said "it probably ends in "table" so we put the T in but non of us could think of a word, so we re-wrote it, took the T out, and suddenly, there was the answer in my head: INESTIMABLE. I didn't conciously think through lists of words, it just appeared, fully formed.)