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Inside The Amazing Minds Of Spiders

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Jason Rieve
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(From left) Tom Luljak with biologist Rafael Rodriquez Sevilla.

Creatures with tiny brain size often don't get the credit they deserve for higher intelligence. Biologist Rafael Rodriguez says a case in point are spiders, who can make mental maps of their webs. This memorizing ability is similar to how humans retrace their steps when trying to find a misplaced item. Spiders also show an ability to understand the concept of numbers.

On today’s show, Rodriguez discusses the limits of a very small brain with host Tom Luljak.

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Tom Luljak is the vice chancellor of University Relations and Communications at the University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee. In addition to directing the university's communication programs, Luljak serves as an associate lecturer in UWM's Department of Journalism and Mass Communication, teaching courses in corporate communications and sports marketing.