So it turns out fruit flies are self-aware and can play video games

According to a new report in the Journal of Neuroscience, fruit flies may be a higher order species than we may have thought. A crucial function of the brain is to be able to distinguish whether or not changes in the environment are caused by one’s own actions. Even the smallest brains appear to be capable of making this distinction, as has been shown by closed-loop behavioral experiments in flies controlling visual stimuli in virtual reality paradigms. Scientists at theRead more