Chimp solves memory test 'faster than blink of an eye'


Ayumu the chimp can remember the location and order of a set of numbers in less time than it takes the average human to blink.

The prodigous can solve the puzzle in 60 milliseconds, at Kyoto University, Japan.

Ayumu is the son of Ai, a chimpanzee whose intelligence has been studied for over 30 years by Professor Tetsuro Matsuzawa.

See more in the BBC and Discovery Channel co-production Super Smart Animals on Wednesday 8 February, 20:00 GMT on BBC One.

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