Pigs trained to use a computer

A new scientific study has found that pigs can be taught to use a computer.

In the study, pigs were able to move a cursor to hit a wall on a screen and earn a treat.

Pigs have long been thought of as smarter than your average animal. But now researchers claim they have taught pigs to use a joystick, suggesting they are even cleverer than previously thought.

Pigs have already been found to be able to solve multiple-choice puzzles, and learning commands such as “sit”.

Writing in the journal Frontiers in Psychology, Dr Sarah Boysen highlight how they used tasty treats to train the pigs to move the joysticks using their snouts while watching a computer screen.

The researchers then presented the pigs with a video game. The pigs had to use the joystick to manoeuvre a cursor until it collided with one of four wall-like structures on screen. Upon collision the game made a “bloop” sound and the pig received a treat.

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Coralee
Coralee
1 month ago

Wow.. Who knew pigs could use computers?..

mel
mel
1 month ago

wow this is amazing how do they do it

Matilda
Matilda
1 month ago

So funny

aaren zhang
aaren zhang
1 month ago

PIGS ARE AWESOME!

KKNer
KKNer
1 month ago

Wow

Puppy squad
Puppy squad
1 month ago

amazing that’s cool

Defne
Defne
1 month ago

wow interesting facts

lighten
lighten
1 month ago

this is wierd

Esme
Esme
1 month ago

thats so cool but how? my dad said that pigs a smarter than dogs is that true?

Charlotte
Charlotte
1 month ago

Cute but sad

joe biden
joe biden
1 month ago

wow

Jack
Jack
1 month ago

Interesting

Elyse:)
Elyse:)
1 month ago

That’s really cool how the pigs learned to use a computer-And only for a treat!

eli
eli
1 month ago

wow

Georgia
Georgia
1 month ago

WOW that’s amazing……….. pigs are so smart!

jakob
jakob
1 month ago

wow cool

Gurshaan
Gurshaan
1 month ago

wow, who new that pigs could use computers.

matthew
matthew
1 month ago

that is real cool

greg
greg
1 month ago

this is insane

Tristan
Tristan
1 month ago

Thats really cool

you got mail
you got mail
1 month ago

wow cool

jordyn mcwillam
jordyn mcwillam
1 month ago

I know this is so cool

Paige
Paige
1 month ago

OMG that is so talented WOW I just can’t believe it. Mind BLOWN

❤Noah Schnapp❤
❤Noah Schnapp❤
1 month ago

This is shocking and all but wot if our future is taken over by pigs? I wouldn’t want that.

Kimberley
Kimberley
1 month ago

Very interesting article!

rayne
rayne
1 month ago

wow? they must be smart unlike other pigs

Kevin
Kevin
1 month ago

wow pigs can use computers wow i love it so cute too

Aby
Aby
1 month ago

Awesome!….Who knew that pigs, of animals could do that?

oscar
oscar
1 month ago

wow

Krisha
Krisha
1 month ago

That’s really cool

confidential
confidential
1 month ago

this is crazy!!

Jade
Jade
1 month ago

pigs are cool and I live on a farm but I dont have pigs but I have wached a moive with pigs it was a very funny Oun to who new that pigs could uas a laptop and a computer that is very Inpresive

Last edited 1 month ago by Jade
Dog_Lover
Dog_Lover
1 month ago

What!!?? How does a pig use a computer?

alex
alex
1 month ago

awsome
that is so cool

Last edited 1 month ago by alex
dylan
dylan
1 month ago

wow

taweramoka
taweramoka
1 month ago

what so cool and cute but did a dog do something smart

Clumsy
Clumsy
1 month ago

I thought pigs can only use an IPAD, not a computer!

jae
jae
1 month ago

omg cool

Morgan.G.R.
Morgan.G.R.
23 days ago

How fascinating?! I never knew that pigs were that smart?! That is prodigious!

Last edited 23 days ago by Morgan.G.R.

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