Monkey math: Baboons show brain's ability to understand numbers

Friday, May 3, 2013 - 13:00 in Psychology & Sociology

Opposing thumbs, expressive faces, complex social systems: it’s hard to miss the similarities between apes and humans. Now a new study with a troop of zoo baboons and lots of peanuts shows that a less obvious trait —- the ability to understand numbers —- also is shared by man and his primate cousins.

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