Monday, December 3, 2007

ARE YOU SMARTER THAN A VIEWER OF ARE YOU SMARTER THAN A FIFTH-GRADER?

"and no pickles... did you want fries with that?"

In Japan, young chimps beat a group of college students in short term memory testing. Yeah, I know, and they were Japanese students too!

The chimps were able to better remember sequences of Arabic numerals than the students even after the students trained for months, plus the chimps scored additional points because they didn't bring Jeff Foxworthy for color commentary during the testing.

1 comment:

tommy james said...

the question is, How much pot have the CHIMPS smoked in the last few years?

Of course they're going to beat college kids with short term memory challenges.

But there's no way the chimps defeat middle school kids - The ones who haven't experimented yet, that is.