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Chimpanzees Demonstrate Better Working Memory Skills Than Humans (VIDEO)

Do we underestimate chimpanzees?

Do we overestimate ourselves?

See this video for yourself:

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Matsuzawa with Ai Chimp

Researchers have found that chimps have a superior short term memory than humans in symbolic representation tests. This is significant because short term memory skills are an important element in IQ tests that purportedly measure “intelligence.”

The researchers demonstrated that chimps have a more efficient working memory than humans and that a chimp needs only a fraction of a second to memorize symbolic sequences that would take humans much longer to memorize.
Professor Tetsuro Matsuzawa, a primatologist at Kyoto University’s primate research institute has been studying the chimp Ai and her son Ayumu. He has demonstrated the remarkable working memory powers of Ai and her son.
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Ai demonstrates how quick and accurate the memory of a chimpanzee is

Ai’s son Ayumu, who was born in 2000, has working memory skills superior to his mother’s. The Japanese professor developed a system to test the chimps’ short-term memory powers in symbolic representation tasks. The system requires the chimp to touch a button on a screen, and numbers one through 10 appear in a random order in squares on a grid pattern. The chimp is required to touch each square in ascending numerical order. That is simple enough. But as soon as the chimp touches number one, all other numbers disappear from view and the chimp must complete the task by relying on its working memory function.

This, by human standards, is a very difficult test of short term memory capacity. The test is very challenging for humans and only very few people, especially people with Asperger’s syndrome, do well in the test. But Ai can perform the test easily, recognizing the numbers and touching them in the proper ascending order of numerical magnitude. The video above shows a demonstration of Ai’s and her son Ayumu’s arithmetical skills.
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Photographic memory? No sweat.

The researchers noted that humans can photographically memorize about four or five numbers at a glance, but research suggests chimps can memorize much more. The duration of 210 milliseconds does not allow enough time for the chimp to memorize the numbers by eye movements, the researchers say. What the chimp does literally in the 210 milliseconds of exposure is a photographic memory snap of the screen such that when the numbers disappear from view it works with the information loaded in its short term memory.

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