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Unformatted text preview: In The News 12/3/07 US News and World Report Chimps Top Humans in Number Recall They beat out college students in tests involving digits 1 through 9, scientists say. The chimps and humans were briefly shown various numbers from 1 to 9 on a touch screen monitor. The numbers were then replaced with blank squares. The chimps and humans had to remember which number appeared in which location and touch the squares in the appropriate sequence. 5 year old chimps do better than adult chimps or university students. The young chimps‘ skill in remembering numbers is reminiscent of "photographic memory," the ability to retain a detailed and accurate imoge of a complex scene or pattern, Matsuzawa said. This is known to be present in some human children, but then declines as they age....
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