Chimp beats adults at video game

  • Perhaps video games should begin marketing to apes instead: A 22-year-old chimp did better than four adults and 12 kids in a virtual maze. Reports suggest that the chimps performed equally with children aged 3 to 6 in terms of speed but won when it came to figuring out the shortest distance on a hard maze. 

    The game included colored symbols on walls with each color meaning a different thing. Humans were trained for 10 to 20 hours as opposed to the five to 10 hours of training for chimps. On another note, females perform better on such games as compared to males. The reason for this may be the challenges faced by females in the wild while they're competing with males for food. 

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