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Submission + - Monkeys Can Do Basic Math (sciencemag.org)

sciencehabit writes: It looks like a standardized test question: Is the sum of two numbers on the left or the single number on the right larger? Rhesus macaques that have been trained to associate numerical values with symbols can get the answer right, even if they haven’t passed a math class. The finding doesn’t just reveal a hidden talent of the animals—it also helps show how the mammalian brain encodes the values of numbers.
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Monkeys Can Do Basic Math

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