Thursday, December 06, 2007

Chimps have better memory than thee

One of the groups that have been discriminated against at universities are chimpanzees. Many white, black, and yellow people have a lot of prejudices against the chimpanzees even though we share 96% of genes.

Figure 1: Click the picture for a FoxNews story. Mr Ayumu who is a 5-year-old Chimpanzee Japanese can memorize the position of nine Arabic numerals in ascending order. You can't do that. Mr Ayumu gets raisins and apple cubes for his performance.
Inoue & Matsuzawa in Current Biology

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