A group of Japanese researchers has published the results of their recent cognitive experiments involving chimps and humans in which, both were shown sequence of numbers on a screen to then be recalled. The chimps outperformed the university students…
No one can imagine that chimpanzees – young chimpanzees at the age of five – have a better performance in a memory task than humans.
“Here we show for the first time that young chimpanzees have an extraordinary working memory capability for numerical recollection – better than that of human adults tested in the same apparatus, following the same procedure.”
Dr Matsuzawa and colleagues tested three pairs of mother and baby chimpanzees against university students in a memory task involving numbers…The university students were slower than all of the three young chimpanzees in their response. The BBC article reads.
Maybe we should send them to school instead and let us debug ourselves all day.
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