This Chimp be smarter than you...

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This Chimp be smarter than you...

Postby uncledote » Wed Feb 22, 2012 1:59 am

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QFp2VUuA ... re=related

It makes you wonder what tricks you could get Tomas to do if you plied him with bite size banana snacks...
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Re: This Chimp be smarter than you...

Postby IanB » Tue Aug 14, 2012 7:55 am

nah, not smarter, just not held back by mental processing. That's my theory anyway.

Our eyes are capable of receiving the information, and our brains of holding it in memory. It's just that most of us can't access it because too much gets in the way; fears and doubts about failing, consciously trying to remember etc.

Speed reading seems to me to be a partial proof of this - we can take stuff in that quickly if we let go of the beliefs and judgements. Consider Kim Peek who was the inspiration for the Rain Man character. If we lack, or could put to one side, the mental shenanigans that usually accompany such tests we could probably outperform the chimp.

All looks very impressive, but saying it makes him smart looks like pop-science to me.

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