Thursday, December 06, 2007


The Primate Research Institute in Kyoto, Japan, pitted chimpanzees against some college students in a memory game.

Each got to see the numbers 1-9 on a screen. Once the numbers disappeared, you had to remember where they were and touch the spots where they used to be in the right order.

Advantage: chimps.

Both groups performed well when given about .7 seconds to look at the screen. But given just .4 or .2 seconds, the chimps won.

Fine, chimps. Enjoy your victory. Wanna run my blog for a week? Really, you can have it.



Blogger nate said...

clearly if you are gonna turn it over: 1, they could produce a novel given a week and enough typewriters and 2,.4 seconds is not enough time to read it.

December 06, 2007  

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