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Wednesday, December 14, 2005

Chimpanzees Beat out Children in Reasoning Test

Chimps are also really strong. Just dress them up in a blue body suit with a red cape, and there ya go. World problems solved.

caffeinemessiah writes "The New York Times has a story on how chimpanzees seem to exhibit a better understanding of cause and effect than human children. While training chimps to perform a routine task with redundant steps, the chimps were able to figure out and eliminate the redundant steps, while the human children routinely performed them despite their evident uselessness. It says something about the way we learn compared to chimps and should be interesting to cognitive scientists and those interested in computational learning theory, at the least."

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1 Comments:

  • At 10:45 AM, December 14, 2005, Anonymous janne aline said…

    is this true???
    wow.
    ah,
    I havan´t had time to visit you..
    but.
    be sure I didn´t foget you and you amazing texts that I read at all..
    you should visit me more.
    no?
    hum.
    till.

     

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