NEW YORK (AP) – Think you’re smarter than a fifth-grader? How about a 5-year-old chimp? Japanese researchers pitted young chimps against human adults in tests of short-term memory, and overall, the chimps won.
The results challenge the belief of many people, including many scientists, that “humans are superior to chimpanzees in all cognitive functions,” researcher Tetsuro Matsuzawa of Kyoto University said. […]