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Chimpanzees' working memory similar to ours
Working memory is central to our mental lives; we use it to add up the cost of our shopping or to remember the beginning of this sentence at its end. (2019-07-23)
Chimps and bonobos had a fling in the past
A new whole-genome analysis of chimpanzees and bonobos reveals that these two great ape species likely interbred several hundred thousand years ago. (2016-10-27)
Chimpanzee self-control is related to intelligence, Georgia State study finds
As is true in humans, chimpanzees' general intelligence is correlated to their ability to exert self-control and delay gratification, according to new research at Georgia State University. (2018-02-08)
Before sounding an alarm, chimps consider their audience
It's a basic rule of effective communication: consider your audience. (2011-12-29)
New insights into chimpanzees, tools, and termites from the Congo basin
From six-months of remote video surveillance at termite nests, we provide the first descriptions of the form and function of two distinct tool sets used by chimpanzees in preying upon termites in central Africa. (2004-11-09)
Mother chimps crucial for offspring's social skills
Orphaned chimpanzees are less socially competent than chimpanzees who were reared by their mother. (2013-09-06)
Chimpanzees react faster to cooperate than make selfish choices
When it comes to cooperation, there's no monkey business in how some chimpanzees respond. (2018-10-29)
Chimpanzees are 'indifferent' when it comes to altruism
New research into chimpanzees suggests that, when it comes to altruistically helping a fellow chimpanzee, they are 'indifferent.' (2016-12-20)
Developmental delay may explain behavior of easygoing ape species
New research suggests that evolutionary changes in cognitive development underlie the extensive social and behavioral differences that exist between two closely related species of great apes. (2010-01-28)
Chimpanzees learn 'food calls'
Chimpanzees living in captivity are capable of learning calls that refer to specific food items. (2015-02-05)
Tool use is 'innate' in chimpanzees but not bonobos, their closest evolutionary relative
First evidence for a species difference in the innate predisposition for tool use in our closest evolutionary cousins could provide insight into how humans became the ultimate tool-using ape. (2015-06-16)
PETA calls for wider acknowledgement of IOM report on chimpanzee research
In a new letter published in the journal Blood, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals calls for greater acknowledgement by the scientific community of a landmark Institute of Medicine report that concluded, (2012-09-26)
Scientists find cultural differences among chimpanzee colonies
Socially-learned cultural behavior thought to be unique to humans is also found among chimpanzees colonies, scientists at the University of Liverpool have found. (2008-01-09)
Botanists in the rainforest
Chimpanzees use botanical skills to discover fruit. (2013-04-10)
Young chimps top adult humans in numerical memory
Young chimpanzees have an (2007-12-03)
Chimpanzees can learn how to use tools without observing others
New observations have lead researchers to believe that chimpanzees can use tools spontaneously to solve a task, without needing to watch others first. (2017-09-28)
Chimpanzees catch and eat crabs
Chimpanzees have a mainly vegetarian diet, but do occasionally eat meat. (2019-05-29)
'Grass-in-the-ear' technique sets new trend in chimp etiquette
Chimpanzees are copycats and, in the process, they form new traditions that are often particular to only one specific group of these primates. (2014-07-03)
Study finds chimps can use gestures to communicate in hunt for food
Chimpanzees are capable of using gestures to communicate as they pursue specific goals, such as finding a hidden piece of food, according to a new Georgia State University research study. (2014-01-17)
Chimpanzees are rational, not conformists
Chimpanzees are sensitive to social influences but they maintain their own strategy to solve a problem rather than conform to what the majority of group members are doing. (2013-12-13)
Children, not chimps, choose collaboration
When all else is equal, human children prefer to work together in solving a problem rather than on their own. (2011-10-13)
Early maternal loss has lifelong effects on chimpanzees
Wild-caught chimpanzees, who were orphaned and imported from Africa in their early infancy, exhibit an impaired social behaviour also as adults. (2015-11-10)
Ability to 'think about thinking' not limited to humans
Humans' closest animal relatives, chimpanzees, have the ability to (2013-04-03)
From Beethoven to Bieber, why playing music to chimps is falling on deaf ears
Playing music to captive chimpanzees has no positive effect on their welfare, researchers have concluded. (2017-03-29)
Chimpanzee cooperators
In the animal kingdom cooperation is crucial for survival. Predators hunt in prides and prey band together to protect themselves. (2006-03-02)
Resolving Conflicts -- What We Can Learn From The Apes
Research in chimpanzees by Frans de Waal at Yerkes Primate Research Center shows that conflict and conflict resolution are integrated parts of social relationships, determined by social factors and modifiable by the social environment. (1999-01-24)
Who's bad? Chimps figure it out by observation
Chimpanzees make judgments about the actions and dispositions of strangers by observing others' behavior and interactions in different situations. (2008-03-26)
'Junk DNA' defines differences between humans and chimps
DNA sequences for human and chimpanzees are nearly identical, despite vast phenotypical differences between the two species. (2011-10-25)
Children prefer cooperation
Children, but not chimpanzees, prefer to collaborate. (2011-10-13)
Nurtured chimps rake it in
Human interaction and stimulation enhance chimpanzees' cognitive abilities, according to new research from the Chimpanzee Cognition Center at the Ohio State University. (2007-06-13)
Right-handed chimpanzees provide clues to the origin of human language
A new study suggests a link between chimpanzee gestures and the evolution of speech. (2009-11-16)
Chimpanzees modify grooming behavior when near higher ranking members
Chimpanzees modify grooming behavior when near higher ranking members. (2017-06-21)
Study: Bonobos may be better representation of last common ancestor with humans
A new study examining the muscular system of bonobos provides firsthand evidence that the rare great ape species may be more closely linked, anatomically, to human ancestors than common chimpanzees. (2017-04-28)
Chimpanzee intelligence depends on genes
Some chimpanzees are smarter than others, and about half of that variation in intelligence depends on the genes that individuals carry and pass on from one generation to the next. (2014-07-10)
Neighboring chimp communities have their own nut-cracking styles
People don't always do as their neighbors do, and the same is true of neighboring chimpanzees. (2012-05-10)
In the wild, chimpanzees are more motivated to cooperate than bonobos
Scientists investigated cooperation dynamics in wild chimpanzees (Tai, Ivory Coast) and bonobos (LuiKotale, DCR) using a snake model. (2020-06-24)
Majority-biased learning
In humans and chimpanzees knowledge is transmitted within a group by means of a majority principle. (2012-04-12)
Listen up, parents: For toddlers (and chimps), the majority rules
A study published online on April 12 in the Cell Press journal Current Biology offers some news for parents: even toddlers have a tendency to follow the crowd. (2012-04-12)
Chimpanzee ground nests offer new insight into our ancestors descent from the trees
The first study into rarely documented ground-nest building by wild chimpanzees offers new clues about the ancient transition of early hominins from sleeping in trees to sleeping on the ground. (2012-04-16)
Chimpanzees: Travel fosters tool use
Chimpanzees traveling far and for longer time periods use tools more frequently to obtain food. (2016-07-19)
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