Pigs can be taught how to use joysticks, experiment finds

Thursday, February 11, 2021

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The pigs were found to be capable of operating a joystick to trigger an automatic treat dispenser. (CNN)
The pigs were found to be capable of operating a joystick to trigger an automatic treat dispenser. (CNN)

The intelligence of pigs has long been renowned — and scientists in the US have now found that they are clever enough to be able to use computer joysticks.

Researchers from Purdue University in Indiana said they were able to train four pigs to carry out a “joystick operated video game task” to get treats.

Read the full story at CNN.


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