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Chimps outperform humans in memory test


Chimpanzees can far outperform humans in some mental tasks, including rapidly memorising and recalling numbers, Japanese scientists have shown.

At the American Association for the Advancement of Science annual meeting, Tetsuro Matsuzawa, of Kyoto University’s Primate Research Institute, showed remarkable videos of chimpanzees displaying mental dexterity that would be way beyond most people.



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Didn't watch the vid.

I don't need to watch the video because I know that most "wild" animals are more intelligent than the average American kid.
At least a wild animal will "sniff" at something on the ground when they come across it, Your average kid would not even notice it.
When they get to middle school, then they have a zillion excuses, and others (usually counselors) explain to them that it's not their fault they're dumbasses. If you truly love your child, you will not let him/her attend public schools, especially when they get to the middle years. Actually, I think monkeys evolved from people....just joking on that last sentence.
Many of today's youth are addicted to porn, and their parents do not have the slightest clue about it. They think they're texting their friends, when in reality they're watching porn on their "smart" phone.
Mom and Dad are too busy to notice. Sad, but very true.

I think all primate animals

I think all primate animals and maybe dolphins & whales kept in captivity should be offered tv. I think they would like it.



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revised edition on DP, see top post.



I'll really be impressed when

I'll really be impressed when a chimp writes a symphony.

I'll be

Impressed when they can get chimps to stop picking and eating the ticks off each other's asses.

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Chimps are clever. "Monkey see. Monkey do."

Never herd tell of anyone chortling they can make a chimpanzee out of you. Monkeys, yes. Chimpanzees, no way. Not the same ingredients.

-------------- Witness this 1937 study on this matter. --------------
Shopping Carts - Monkey-See-Monkey-No-Do, by Charles Lyell

    “Habit is habit, and not to be flung out of the window by anyone, but coaxed downstairs, a step at a time.” – Mark Twain

The shopping cart was invented in 1937 by Sylvan Goldman. Mr. Goldman owned a supermarket chain and he was looking to increase sales by making it easier for customers to carry more groceries up to the cash registers.

His newly patented “folding basket carriers” (Exhibit A) went over like lead balloons. Instead of greeting the carriers with open arms, men and women offered up all sorts of rationalizations to explain why they were not interested in giving the carts a shot.

Goldman’s ingenuity paid off. On a business level his invention dramatically increased sales. As a bonus, selling the carts to other markets made him a multimillionaire. On a psychological level, his monkey-see-monkey-do approach helped customers work through their irrational fears

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as an employee

do these guys get benefits or can you pay them in bananas.
Union workers beware, and China has nothing on these guys for wages.

This is the answer to the USPS production and profits.

Id higher um.



Interesting. I wonder how their long-term memory is?

Their processing speed and working memory is very impressive. Long-term memory may also be comparable but where they definitely lack is in their ability to reason at our level. A database of knowledge only goes so far when you can't put it to work, problem solving.

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Don't go jumping to

Don't go jumping to conclusions on this as there are a lot of holes here when making comparisons between humans and monkeys in this manner. These animals are generally trained over and over again for days nonstop their whole lives.


fun to watch


The scientists should be thrown into a cage for a change.

These completely useless grants. Complete waste of taxpayer money. If they are going to blow it might as well give it to the poor which there is an ever increasing number or the money should be used to pay down their debt. They do have the highest debt to GDP ratio. But, they are the smart ones lmao

They could cut down on the smoking while they are at as well.


Maybe a chimp would know where I left my banana.

I can't remember.

Is that your banana in your

Is that your banana in your pocket or are you just happy to see me?

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certainly explains

voting trends.

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They apparently don't need to make sense of it to memorize it, unlike humans.

New Hampshire and Ecuador.

Interesting point

It could be that memory is much easier to store and retrieve without the context that a human consciousness attaches to any given memory. Quite impressive regardless.

Watch the video - amazing.

Watch the video - amazing.

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