Chimps outsmart kids at computer games

Last Updated: Thursday, March 13, 2014 - 21:14

London: A new study has revealed that chimpanzees are better at computer games than children.

The researchers at the University of Michigan-Dearborn challenged human and chimp participants to a complex maze in a virtual-reality computer game, the Independent reported.

The study found that during the most difficult round, a chimp figured out a significantly shorter route around the maze as compared to any of the children, and some of the human adult participants.
Dorothy Fragaszy, the director of the Primate Cognition and Behavior Laboratory at the University of Georgia in Athens said that everything about testing is easier on a computer screen and one has to have a lot of control, especially in non-human animals.

The study is published online in the American Journal of Primatology.


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First Published: Thursday, March 13, 2014 - 21:14

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