An experiment shows that chimpanzees have startling photographic memories they easily beat humans. From the Primate Research Institute at Kyoto University.
Actually humans have the propensity to recall as well as chimps do – extracting the short-term information from the subconscious is what many hypnotists are able to do. It’s just a question of training the mind, nothing more.
Given the recent Department of Education literacy assessment in South Africa, I would have to say the chimps are more likely to be better and more able students than the current generation in schools here!
Perhaps we should get the chimps to take the recent South African Department of Education’s literacy test and see how well they fare – can’t imagine it being much worse than the results the kids produced.
Regardless, the results are pretty amazing!