Chimpanzees Capable Of Metacognition, Can Adjust Behavior Accordingly, Research Shows

Posted On June 9, 2015

ATLANTA—Chimpanzees are capable of metacognition, or thinking about one’s own thinking, and can adjust their behavior accordingly, researchers at Georgia State University, Agnes Scott College, Wofford College and the University at Buffalo, The State University of New York have discovered.

Their findings, published June 6 in the journal Cognition, suggest chimpanzees share with humans the… more »

Chimpanzees Show Ability To Plan Route In Mazes, Indicating Capacity To Plan For The Future

ATLANTA—Chimpanzees are capable of some degree of planning for the future, in a manner similar to human children, while some species of monkeys struggle with this task, according to researchers at Georgia State University, Wofford College and Agnes Scott College.

Their findings were published on March 23 in the Journal of Comparative Psychology.

The study… more »

Study Finds Chimps Can Use Gestures To Communicate In Their Hunt For Food

Remember the children’s game “warmer/colder,” where one person uses those words to guide the other person to a hidden toy or treat? Well, it turns out that chimpanzees can play, too.

Researchers at Georgia State University’s Language Research Center examined how two language-trained chimpanzees communicated with a human experimenter… more »