The chimps are almost human and sometimes smarter

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The chimps are almost human and sometimes smarter

Message  MurielB le Sam 5 Déc - 22:09

http://animals.nationalgeographic.com/animals/mammals/chimpanzee/

Chimpanzees are one of the few animal species that employ tools. They shape and use sticks to retrieve insects from their nests or dig grubs out of logs. They also use stones to smash open tasty nuts and employ leaves as sponges to soak up drinking water. Chimpanzees can even be taught to use some basic human sign languageChimpanzees are one of the few animal species that employ tools. They shape and use sticks to retrieve insects from their nests or dig grubs out of logs. They also use stones to smash open tasty nuts and employ leaves as sponges to soak up drinking water. Chimpanzees can even be taught to use some basic human sign language

Hi every one !
What i find fascinating is that chimps are so similar to human beings : They are able to use simple tools, hunt in groups or act aggressively. They are also capable of empathy, altruism, cooperation in problem learning and can outperfom man in some memory tasks and above all, they can use sign language.


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Look, the chimps outperform humans at memory tasks

Message  MurielB le Sam 5 Déc - 22:39

https://www.newscientist.com/article/dn12993-chimps-outperform-humans-at-memory-task/

Young chimps can beat adult humans in a task involving remembering numbers, reveals a new study. It is the first time chimps – and young ones, at that – have outperformed humans at a cognitive task.
And the finding may add weight to a theory about the evolution of language in humans, say the researchers.
Three adult female chimps, their three 5-year-old offspring, and university student volunteers were tested on their ability to memorise the numbers 1 to 9 appearing at random locations on a touchscreen monitor.
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The chimps had previously been taught the ascending order of the numbers. Using an ability akin to photographic memory, the young chimps were able to memorise the location of the numerals with better accuracy than humans performing the same task.
During the test, the numerals appeared on the screen for 650, 430 or 210 milliseconds, and were then replaced by blank white squares.

In fact We are 98.77% chimpanzee. We are their evolutionary neighbours.”
What about you ? What do you find fascinating about évolution?

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