A mouse goes through a maze and gets to a T-junction. Does it "know" there is a choice to be made between left and right or does it just continue following it's nose? Perhaps using some heuristics?
An ape is given a choice of toys to play with. Does it know there is a choice and consider each in turn? Or just grab one on instinct?
A human gets to a T-junction in a maze. And you can garuntee that he or she will stop there for a while considering their options and imagining the best route forward.
So I wonder if "choice" is a thing that only humans (and maybe apes and crows) understand because they are the only ones who can make use of this by considering the future events?
Also, apart from the artificial example of a T-junction in a maze, what other examples of "choices" exist in the wild.