Sunday, November 20, 2011

Chimps vs. humans, visual memory edition

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I don’t really have anything to add, other than how bloody cool this is:

My transcript: (click the [+/-] to expand/collapse →) []

ABC News report of chimpanzees memorizing number positions and orders on a flashing screen, even if they only see it for a fraction of a second, and correctly identifying them in return for a tasty peanut. Humans try as well and only do a fraction as well.

How long again before we must prostrate ourselves before our inevitable simian overlords?