Chimpanzee memory similar to human memory

Do animals also have flashbacks? This was the basis of an experiment, which now shows that given the proper clues, chimpanzees and orangutans can remember events in the past. This also means that their ability to remember bears many similarities to that of humans.

“We have conducted a new experiment which proves that chimpanzees and orangutans are able to remember the task of finding a tool in a particular place and using it correctly. The apes had only performed the task four times before three years earlier”, says Postdoc Gema Martin-Ordas from Aarhus University, School of Business and Social Sciences.

Read more on University of Aarhus’ site