Pigs trained to use a computer

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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
9 months ago

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

mel
mel
9 months ago

wow this is amazing how do they do it

Matilda
Matilda
9 months ago

So funny

aaren zhang
aaren zhang
9 months ago

PIGS ARE AWESOME!

KKNer
KKNer
9 months ago

Wow

Puppy squad
Puppy squad
9 months ago

amazing that’s cool

Defne
Defne
9 months ago

wow interesting facts

lighten
lighten
9 months ago

this is wierd

Esme
Esme
9 months ago

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

Charlotte
Charlotte
9 months ago

Cute but sad

joe biden
joe biden
9 months ago

wow

Jack
Jack
9 months ago

Interesting

Elyse:)
Elyse:)
9 months ago

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

eli
eli
9 months ago

wow

Georgia
Georgia
9 months ago

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

jakob
jakob
9 months ago

wow cool

Gurshaan
Gurshaan
9 months ago

wow, who new that pigs could use computers.

matthew
matthew
9 months ago

that is real cool

greg
greg
9 months ago

this is insane

Tristan
Tristan
9 months ago

Thats really cool

you got mail
you got mail
9 months ago

wow cool

jordyn mcwillam
jordyn mcwillam
9 months ago

I know this is so cool

Paige
Paige
9 months ago

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

❤Noah Schnapp❤
❤Noah Schnapp❤
9 months ago

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

Kimberley
Kimberley
9 months ago

Very interesting article!

rayne
rayne
9 months ago

wow? they must be smart unlike other pigs

Kevin
Kevin
9 months ago

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

Aby
Aby
9 months ago

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

oscar
oscar
9 months ago

wow

Krisha
Krisha
9 months ago

That’s really cool

confidential
confidential
9 months ago

this is crazy!!

Jade
Jade
9 months 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 9 months ago by Jade
Dog_Lover
Dog_Lover
9 months ago

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

alex
alex
9 months ago

awsome
that is so cool

Last edited 9 months ago by alex
dylan
dylan
9 months ago

wow

taweramoka
taweramoka
9 months ago

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

Clumsy
Clumsy
9 months ago

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

jae
jae
9 months ago

omg cool

Morgan.G.R.
Morgan.G.R.
8 months ago

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

Last edited 8 months ago by Morgan.G.R.
boris
boris
2 months ago

probably the most random thing ever!

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