New research suggests the working memory of chimpanzees operates similarly to the working memory of humans. Several studies have detailed the impressive long-term memory of chimpanzees, but less is known about how the ape’s working memory functions. To test chimpanzees working memories, researchers presented chimps with a lineup of small, opaque boxes. The chimps watched as food rewards were placed inside some of the boxes. … Continue reading How does apes’ memory function?