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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 »

Researchers Find Chimps, Like People, Can Be Fooled into Overeating

Many of us can think of a time when we’ve eaten more food than we wanted, especially around the holidays.

Now, research at Georgia State University shows chimpanzees also suffer from this common human problem – their eyes can fool their stomachs.

Over-eating sometimes is linked to our perceptual system, which can trick us into… more »

Georgia State Research Finds ‘Metacognition’ Not Limited to Humans

ATLANTA – Humans’ closest animal relatives, chimpanzees, have the ability to “think about thinking” – what is called “metacognition,” according to new research by scientists at Georgia State University and the University at Buffalo.

Michael J. Beran and Bonnie M. Perdue of the Georgia State Language Research Center (LRC) and J. David Smith of the University at Buffalo conducted the research, published in the journal Psychological Science of the Association for Psychological Science.

 
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