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aisyna's avatar

Do butterflies remember life as a caterpillar?

Asked by aisyna (963points) August 5th, 2008

Has there ever been studies that prove or disprove this??

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lily's avatar

assuming there’s a way to prove that they did, and i can’t imagine there is, what would their “memories” be of? without actively interacting with something else, whether its a person or a shade of blue, what is there to be concious of? if there’s nothing, and i dont know enough about caterpillars to know, then what would constitute a “memory”?

aisyna's avatar

where they get food and water from, im pretty sure every living thing has some memory even if it is for 3 seconds

Hobbes's avatar

This study suggests that they do, which is pretty amazing, considering all the mushification their brains undergo in the cocoon.

crisedwards's avatar

Would it matter?

loser's avatar

I’ve never asked one.
That’s really insensitive of me, but true, I’m afraid.

wilhel1812's avatar

I don’t think they remember what they do 2 seconds ago.

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