Ewe look familiar: Study shows sheep can recognize human faces (ABC News) More

Researchers at Cambridge University have trained eight female Welsh mountain sheep to recognize four celebrities and distinguish them from unfamiliar people.

“Face recognition is a sophisticated process, but they’ve got big brains, they see other sheep, and they use this processing to recognize one another,” Cambridge University Professor Jenny Morton, one of the study’s authors, told The Guardian.

The research was published today in Royal Society Open Science, and scientists said the work might have implications for learning about neurodegenerative diseases, such as Huntington’s and Parkinson’s, two neurodegenerative diseases.

In the study, the sheep were trained to recognize Emma Watson, Barack Obama, Jake Gyllenhaal and the British

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