Image courtesy PRI, Kyoto University
Ayumu the chimp probably has a better memory than you do! Ayumu, a chimpanzee at the Primary Research Institute at Kyoto University in Japan and three other chimps took the same memory test as college students. Numbers were flashed on a white screen, then turned into white squares. Test-takers then had to touch the squares in the correct order. Ayumu outscored the college students and the other chimps!
Featured in National Geographic Kids magazine, October 2008
By Heather E. Schwartz