December 4, 2022

Young chimps beat college students

Apes have photographic memories

Young chimpanzees are smarter in some respects than university students,
according to a Japanese study in the journal Current Biology. They can remember
numbers flashed on a computer screen after a single glance — photographic
memory. However their capacity declines with age, as with humans. "We were very
surprised to find this," Tetsuro Matsuzawa of the Primate Research Institute at
Kyoto University, said. "But it’s a very concrete, simple fact. Young chimps are
superior to human adults in a memory task." ~ New York Times, Dec 4

Apes have photographic memories