Researcher: Short-term memory stronger in chimps than humans

02/18/2013 |

Chimpanzees may possess a strong sense of short-term memory, superior to that of humans, according to a presentation at the annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science last week. Japanese researcher Tetsuro Matsuzawa presented a video showing chimps who were able to recall the exact sequence and location of a set of numbers. The ability is rare in humans, usually presenting itself in those with savant syndrome.

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