December 3, 2007

demoralizing news du jour

Posted in miscellany tagged , at 9:40 am by squishy

Young Chimp Beats College Students

Somewhere in this story, there’s a competitive reality show waiting to happen. Some complete MORON, he of double digit neurons, greenlit Cavemen, so you know some producer is salivating over this chimp. This beautiful, beautiful chimp.

sigh

Is your memory better than a young chimp’s? Maybe not. Japanese researchers pitted young chimps against human adults in two tests of short-term memory, and overall, the chimps won.

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.

Source: ABC News

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3 Comments »

  1. punkeys said,

    Monkeys are getting smarter everyday! Hope they’ll be ready for the job shortage that’s looming in the next 20 years. I’m going to link this to my blog. Thanks!

    punkeys.com

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