Fruit fly decision making: Drosophila considers difficult choices just like people.
Fruit Flies Deliberate Over Difficult Decisions Just Like People (Video)
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June 2 2014 10:43 AM

Drosophila Deliberation

The amazing capacity of fruit flies to mull over difficult decisions.

Drosophila melanogaster


Deliberation in fruit flies was so similar to humans that researchers could predict their decisions based on the same mathematical models used on people.

Dallas Jensen is a regular video contributor to Slate.

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