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Saturday, April 23, 2011

Just for fun: Chimp memory

Think humans have good memories? Watch Ayumu, a young male chimpanzee perform a seemingly impossible memory task. He has to touch the squares on the screen in the correct numerical order after having seen the numbers for only 210 milliseconds.

To be fair, other researchers have criticized this test, claiming that Ayumu had required extensive practice to achieve this result, and that human test subjects did as well or better with the same amount of practice.

If you want to try your own memory on this test, you can do so here.

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