Small but mighty: Spiders could be capable of memory and have a sense of numerosity

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Heard On The Larry Meiller Show
A large spider sits on its web. The picture is a silhouette, so we can't see it's coloring.
A spider is silhouetted against a string of lights Thursday, Aug. 27, 2015, in Overland Park, Kan. Charlie Riedel/AP Photo

A UW-Milwaukee professor is studying spider memory and predatory behavior. We hear the results of his research on black widow spiders and learn more about how insects use their environment to communicate.

Episode Credits

  • Larry Meiller Host
  • Clara Neupert Producer
  • Trina La Susa Technical Director
  • Rafael "Rafa" Rodríguez Guest

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