What humans, primates both know when it comes to numbersAdults and children in the US, adults from a 'low numeracy' tribe in Bolivia and rhesus monkeys ALL possessed the ability to distinguish between large and small quantities of objects, regardless of the surface area they occupy. This ability is likely a shared evolutionary trait, according to a study. The nonverbal visual tests could be used in assessing early math education in young children.
Baby Monkeys May Be Able to 'Count' Sooner than Baby HumansHumans like to believe they are smarter than other primates, but research shows that, at least in early life stages, some monkeys may actually be cognitively superior to us in certain ways. In a new study, published this month in Psychonomic Bulletin & Review, researchers found that 1-year-old baby monkeys...
Primates’ Understanding of Quantities Offers Clues to the Origins of Human CountingMonkey see, monkey count—almost. New research from the University of Rochester shows that while monkeys don’t have words or symbols for numbers like we do, they do understand the basic logic behind counting—and that can show us how humans first learned to count.