There is a new interactive in the Living Links Centre. Our guests can play a game to find out if they have a better memory than a chimpanzee. Tetsuro Matsuzawa from Kyoto University Primate Research Institute has demonstrated that chimpanzees have an extremely good working memory and are capable of completing a number organising task at greater speeds and accuracy than humans.
Justin Quillinan and Sean Roberts two PhD students from the University of Edinburgh want to find out if with practice can humans become just as good as chimpanzees at this activity?
You can play this it at home!
Warning this game is highly addictive
To find out more about Justin and Sean’s research you can follow their blog.