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Herbert Terrace Suggests Monkeys Are Capable of Logical Thought

Herbert Terrace, a noted expert in the field of animal cognition, recently conducted an experiment in which monkeys were taught to memorize sequences made up of seven arbitrary photographs, and to keep four of those sequences in mind at the same time. The experiment offers what is arguably the strongest evidence to date of the intellectual abilities of non-human primates, and suggests that monkeys can think about lists logically, notwithstanding their inability to learn language.

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Shot: Jan 17, 2003
Published: Mar 27, 2003
Last modified:Jan 29, 2004