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
13 days ago

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

mel
mel
13 days ago

wow this is amazing how do they do it

Matilda
Matilda
13 days ago

So funny

aaren zhang
aaren zhang
13 days ago

PIGS ARE AWESOME!

KKNer
KKNer
13 days ago

Wow

Puppy squad
Puppy squad
13 days ago

amazing that’s cool

Defne
Defne
13 days ago

wow interesting facts

lighten
lighten
13 days ago

this is wierd

Esme
Esme
12 days ago

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

Charlotte
Charlotte
12 days ago

Cute but sad

joe biden
joe biden
12 days ago

wow

Jack
Jack
11 days ago

Interesting

Elyse:)
Elyse:)
11 days ago

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

eli
eli
11 days ago

wow

Georgia
Georgia
11 days ago

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

jakob
jakob
10 days ago

wow cool

Gurshaan
Gurshaan
10 days ago

wow, who new that pigs could use computers.

matthew
matthew
10 days ago

that is real cool

greg
greg
10 days ago

this is insane

Tristan
Tristan
10 days ago

Thats really cool

you got mail
you got mail
10 days ago

wow cool

jordyn mcwillam
jordyn mcwillam
10 days ago

I know this is so cool

Paige
Paige
9 days ago

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

❤Noah Schnapp❤
❤Noah Schnapp❤
8 days ago

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

Kimberley
Kimberley
7 days ago

Very interesting article!

rayne
rayne
7 days ago

wow? they must be smart unlike other pigs

Kevin
Kevin
7 days ago

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

Aby
Aby
7 days ago

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

oscar
oscar
7 days ago

wow

Krisha
Krisha
7 days ago

That’s really cool

confidential
confidential
7 days ago

this is crazy!!

Jade
Jade
6 days 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 6 days ago by Jade
Dog_Lover
Dog_Lover
5 days ago

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

alex
alex
5 days ago

awsome
that is so cool

Last edited 5 days ago by alex

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