Chimps Chump College Students in Memory Test

 - Dec 4, 2007   Updated: Apr 8 2011
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Researchers at the Primate Research Institute at Kyoto University in Japan have shown that young chimps outperform college students in memory games. The students then refused to play anymore and challenged the chimps to karaoke marathon.

"One memory test included three 5-year-old chimps who'd been taught the order of Arabic numerals 1 through 9, and a dozen human volunteers.

They saw nine numbers displayed on a computer screen. When they touched the first number, the other eight turned into white squares. The test was to touch all these squares in the order of the numbers that used to be there.

Results showed that the chimps, while no more accurate than the people, could do this faster."

Implications - In the midst of technological advancement and world issues, the human race and animals are still evolving.