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Date: 01/14/08 01:20 AM

85 Responses to Are You as Smart as a Chimp?

  1. Profile photo of LaChica
    LaChica Female 18-29
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    January 13, 2008 at 8:43 pm
    Link: Are You as Smart as a Chimp? - Click the numbers in order--if you can pull it off, you`re as smart as a chimpanzee.
  2. Profile photo of Hellven
    Hellven Female 18-29
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    January 14, 2008 at 1:24 am
    Psh, maybe if they gave enough time to actually see all the numbers. >_>
  3. Profile photo of PianoMan21
    PianoMan21 Male 18-29
    315 posts
    January 14, 2008 at 1:28 am
    Three in a row. Thank you, Brain Age.

    But seriously, these go a little too fast.

  4. Profile photo of simcon
    simcon Male 13-17
    254 posts
    January 14, 2008 at 1:28 am
    Hellven. Its called print screen. Seriously the chimps were given the same ammount of time as we were but they were given from 1 - whatever. unlike us who were given a random set of numbers. eg. 7-13
  5. Profile photo of Batmanners
    Batmanners Male 18-29
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    January 14, 2008 at 1:28 am
    I actually managed to get 8 right...apparently the chimp averages 8 too...amazing.

    I noticed I barely had time to see the number, but nonetheless, the brain sees it and you just seem to know which number goes where...a .5 second flash and the brain notices and absorbs right away. Interesting.

  6. Profile photo of Hellven
    Hellven Female 18-29
    302 posts
    January 14, 2008 at 1:30 am
    Simcom, I know what print screen is.
    I`m not that desperate to "win" unlike some people.
    It`s not a big deal.
  7. Profile photo of Hellven
    Hellven Female 18-29
    302 posts
    January 14, 2008 at 1:30 am
    Simcon*
  8. Profile photo of simcon
    simcon Male 13-17
    254 posts
    January 14, 2008 at 1:32 am
    ^^^^. Oh cmon it was just a joke about print screen.
  9. Profile photo of kpforizzle
    kpforizzle Male 18-29
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    January 14, 2008 at 1:39 am
    all 10 :D
  10. Profile photo of calmelbourne
    calmelbourne Male 13-17
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    January 14, 2008 at 1:41 am
    how do chimps know what order numbers go in in the first place?
  11. Profile photo of wateva_x
    wateva_x Female 13-17
    691 posts
    January 14, 2008 at 1:42 am
    stoopid monkey.
    print screen FTW!
  12. Profile photo of wateva_x
    wateva_x Female 13-17
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    January 14, 2008 at 1:42 am
    calmel, that is a very..very good point..
    im now convinced they know more than they are telling..
  13. Profile photo of Asspenny
    Asspenny Male 18-29
    1348 posts
    January 14, 2008 at 1:48 am
    you do realize that chimps and other primates (likely not limited to just these) can effectively "speak" though not so much as we can understand their words........ i guess the problem is on our end, aye
  14. Profile photo of theferret
    theferret Female 18-29
    136 posts
    January 14, 2008 at 2:12 am
    calmel, they train them, they are very intelligent.
  15. Profile photo of videogamer
    videogamer Male 18-29
    3016 posts
    January 14, 2008 at 2:21 am
    I watched the video, and I thought, "Holy sh it, I can`t go that fast."

    In 2 tries, I beat the chimp.

    I feel special.

  16. Profile photo of ANCB
    ANCB Male 18-29
    176 posts
    January 14, 2008 at 2:26 am
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ayumu_(chim...

    Check this out. Pretty fascinating.

  17. Profile photo of Goldfishgal
    Goldfishgal Female 18-29
    426 posts
    January 14, 2008 at 2:56 am
    Nope
  18. Profile photo of Pabasa
    Pabasa Male 18-29
    4014 posts
    January 14, 2008 at 3:44 am
    Ya know, if I was trained to see numbers and pick them in order for a couple of years I`m sure I`d beat the chimps in no time.

    But I have a life, unlike chimpanzees.

  19. Profile photo of Zieveraar
    Zieveraar Male 30-39
    415 posts
    January 14, 2008 at 4:18 am
    Just failed the first time, tied the second and won the third time. But like most of these things, practice helps a lot.

    I bet if you let the college students practice for an hour, they`ld all have beaten the chimp. Or not all rather, perhaps only a fair majority.

  20. Profile photo of sertrbl
    sertrbl Male 18-29
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    January 14, 2008 at 4:26 am
    oddly, i agree exactly with what pabasa just said
  21. Profile photo of LazyMe484
    LazyMe484 Male 18-29
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    January 14, 2008 at 4:27 am
    I feel so insulted. Lets see this chimp do some multi variable calculus.
  22. Profile photo of JeanaH
    JeanaH Female 13-17
    406 posts
    January 14, 2008 at 4:46 am
    Pabasa said: "Ya know, if I was trained to see numbers and pick them in order for a couple of years I`m sure I`d beat the chimps in no time."

    So, you didn`t do that in grade school?

  23. Profile photo of Gucciprincss
    Gucciprincss Female 30-39
    550 posts
    January 14, 2008 at 4:48 am
    That was pretty cool! I got 6 right.
  24. Profile photo of shamille
    shamille Female 18-29
    831 posts
    January 14, 2008 at 4:52 am
    oh this should be..

    oh drating hell.

  25. Profile photo of Pabasa
    Pabasa Male 18-29
    4014 posts
    January 14, 2008 at 5:34 am
    ^^ No, JeanaH, I never had to memorize a bunch of random numbers spread all over a computer screen that was shown a mere nanosecond, then, with the numbers hidden behind boxes, click them in ascending order with my mouse while I was in grade school.

    Did you?

  26. Profile photo of ByzantineGal
    ByzantineGal Female 13-17
    11 posts
    January 14, 2008 at 5:41 am
    I`m smarter than a chimp - first try, 9, next try, 10. Hmm, the numbers do disappear quickly, BUT they were only numbers 1-10, and sometimes it was just common sense as to where they were. It was really easy for me. But it`s not such a great achievement, is it? WOW I can memorise some numbers and click on them - not exactly `I saved the world` worthy, is it?
  27. Profile photo of USArmy3
    USArmy3 Male 18-29
    180 posts
    January 14, 2008 at 5:55 am
    we`re smarter than chimps, we have to do it in one try. that chimp had weeks to do this thing. Suck it internets
  28. Profile photo of RecycleElf
    RecycleElf Male 18-29
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    January 14, 2008 at 6:25 am
    ffs, the chimp is trained. we arnt, you can train a fky to balance a tiny ball, and i can`t do it just right away :P
  29. Profile photo of Pabasa
    Pabasa Male 18-29
    4014 posts
    January 14, 2008 at 6:26 am
    Right, I`ve practiced a bit (about 10 minutes), and there ya go! 10/10! TAKE THAT, CHIMPANZEE!!! IN YOUR FACE!
  30. Profile photo of Big_Gay_Nob
    Big_Gay_Nob Male 50-59
    678 posts
    January 14, 2008 at 8:00 am
    what gets me, is how did chimps know about IAB?
  31. Profile photo of ImNoGod
    ImNoGod Male 18-29
    1149 posts
    January 14, 2008 at 9:04 am
    Chimp got PWNED!

  32. Profile photo of Trizz
    Trizz Male 18-29
    1383 posts
    January 14, 2008 at 9:29 am
    That game is as dumb as that chimp is. Don`t lie about chimps, it`s not cool.
  33. Profile photo of label
    label Male 18-29
    20 posts
    January 14, 2008 at 9:59 am
    9 correct
  34. Profile photo of violingirl77
    violingirl77 Female 13-17
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    January 14, 2008 at 10:58 am
    First time I got 3, second time 7.

    The chimp probably got an average of 8 because he saw a couple hundred instead of only like 10.

  35. Profile photo of Asspenny
    Asspenny Male 18-29
    1348 posts
    January 14, 2008 at 11:50 am
    yay 10 1st try
  36. Profile photo of yoimmylene
    yoimmylene Female 13-17
    2066 posts
    January 14, 2008 at 12:59 pm
    Wow. One. I own. XP
  37. Profile photo of ThksFrThMmrs
    ThksFrThMmrs Female 13-17
    136 posts
    January 14, 2008 at 1:41 pm
    Wow, I failed.
  38. Profile photo of mxchick617
    mxchick617 Female 18-29
    340 posts
    January 14, 2008 at 1:55 pm
    wow I managed to get 8 right
  39. Profile photo of Camira
    Camira Male 18-29
    646 posts
    January 14, 2008 at 2:08 pm
    At first I thought that there was not enough time to take in the numbers.. but after practice, practice, practice, it gets easy.
    I think the chimp would have done this ad nauseam too, which is why it averages 8.
  40. Profile photo of XxSpeedy
    XxSpeedy Male 13-17
    274 posts
    January 14, 2008 at 2:37 pm
    you guys are idiots
  41. Profile photo of alvinlee123
    alvinlee123 Male 18-29
    15 posts
    January 14, 2008 at 2:38 pm
    when you try to remember where the numbers are, it gets much more difficult. If you stop thinking and just let your hand take over, ull get 10 out of 10. Its pretty cool how the brain works
  42. Profile photo of Hansbo
    Hansbo Male 18-29
    901 posts
    January 14, 2008 at 3:07 pm
    I think what`s both funny and sad is that you people have to make up excuses because you failed in a flash game against a chimp.
  43. Profile photo of ANCB
    ANCB Male 18-29
    176 posts
    January 14, 2008 at 3:12 pm
    Straight from the article
    "One chimp, Ayumu, did the best. Researchers included him and nine college students in a second test.

    This time, five numbers flashed on the screen only briefly before they were replaced by white squares. The challenge, again, was to touch these squares in the proper sequence.

    When the numbers were displayed for about seven-tenths of a second, Ayumu and the college students were both able to do this correctly about 80 percent of the time.

    But when the numbers were displayed for just four-tenths or two-tenths of a second, the chimp was the champ. The briefer of those times is too short to allow a look around the screen, and in those tests Ayumu still scored about 80 percent, while humans plunged to 40 percent.

    That indicates Ayumu was better at taking in the whole pattern of numbers at a glance, the researchers wrote."

    This supports the hypothesis that chimps can do something humans aren`t able to do; something like absorb data in a nonli

  44. Profile photo of Cy
    Cy Male 18-29
    870 posts
    January 14, 2008 at 3:14 pm
    This was interesting: the first couple times I tried, I thought it was way too fast to even register the numbers, but after a couple of times, I was able to do it: 4 or 5 times in a row.
  45. Profile photo of ANCB
    ANCB Male 18-29
    176 posts
    January 14, 2008 at 3:15 pm
    Continued

    Nonlinear manner. Or that Ayumu can do what our brains do, but faster. Possibly because of his youth.

  46. Profile photo of ttsec
    ttsec Male 18-29
    666 posts
    January 14, 2008 at 4:04 pm
    Yeah, the study is flawed because it doesn`t take practice into account. The chimp probably sat there 12 hours a day doing this so it can keep getting food for multiple days. The college students probably only got 1 or two trials.

    Considering that most people here can beat the chimp on the 3rd or more try, the claim that the chimp is "smarter" when it comes to these things is a flawed conclusion. Clearly the human learns and adapts faster than the chimp and has a greater maximum potential. A chimp, after many trials, averages 8. However, a human given the same amount of multiple trials can consistently get 8-10.

    I`m more interested in chimps vs. humans immediately after being treated with medicinal marijuana.

  47. Profile photo of RPGillespie
    RPGillespie Male 13-17
    217 posts
    January 14, 2008 at 4:06 pm
    Psh, that was easy. I got all 10 correct.
  48. Profile photo of rach27
    rach27 Female 13-17
    26 posts
    January 14, 2008 at 4:37 pm
    the chimp beat me...
  49. Profile photo of JazzyPiano
    JazzyPiano Female 18-29
    995 posts
    January 14, 2008 at 4:39 pm
    Completely agree with pabasa...perhaps if I would have spent a majority of my life being tested on numbers flashing for less than a second on a screen, I would have done better.
  50. Profile photo of Varifael
    Varifael Female 18-29
    239 posts
    January 14, 2008 at 5:06 pm
    I`m not sure about anyone else, but the only time I can catch all the numbers is when I`m not paying attention to any box in particular. It`s easy to beat the chimp after being able to actually see the numbers, since remembering the places of them is easy.
  51. Profile photo of pea_ooter
    pea_ooter Male 13-17
    986 posts
    January 14, 2008 at 5:26 pm
    Okay, not i dont see the numbers, but i dont really understand the question
  52. Profile photo of pea_ooter
    pea_ooter Male 13-17
    986 posts
    January 14, 2008 at 5:27 pm
    Oh.

    Fck this.

  53. Profile photo of pea_ooter
    pea_ooter Male 13-17
    986 posts
    January 14, 2008 at 5:28 pm
    Jeanah, what are you, chimp student?
  54. Profile photo of spongamabob
    spongamabob Female 18-29
    2087 posts
    January 14, 2008 at 6:37 pm
    agh!! i got past the first one. then i made it through three on the second one.

    i`m too sleepy to keep trying.

  55. Profile photo of CmdrBittles
    CmdrBittles Female 18-29
    1173 posts
    January 14, 2008 at 7:25 pm
    I win..although I`ve played this game many times before so I`ve had practice.
  56. Profile photo of calmelbourne
    calmelbourne Male 13-17
    169 posts
    January 14, 2008 at 7:37 pm
    Does anyone do their research?

    "His performance in the tasks was superior to that of comparably trained university students"

    The students in the experiment were trained as much as the chimp

  57. Profile photo of ttsec
    ttsec Male 18-29
    666 posts
    January 14, 2008 at 7:41 pm
    calmelbourne, there must be something fishy if the data isn`t reflected outside the study.
  58. Profile photo of Saturnia107
    Saturnia107 Female 18-29
    367 posts
    January 14, 2008 at 9:04 pm
    What`s going on here? Even with six months of training, three students failed to catch up to the three young chimps, Matsuzawa said in an e-mail.

    He thinks two factors gave his chimps the edge. For one thing, he believes human ancestors gave up much of this skill over evolutionary time to make room in the brain for gaining language abilities.

    The other factor is the youth of Ayumu and his peers. The memory for images that`s needed for the tests resembles a skill found in children, but which dissipates with age. In fact, the young chimps performed better than older chimps in the new study. (Ayumu`s mom did even worse than the college students).

    FROM- http://edition.cnn.com/2007/TECH/science...

  59. Profile photo of CheesyQueso
    CheesyQueso Female 18-29
    2197 posts
    January 14, 2008 at 9:23 pm
    maybe its cause im 13 since it has to do with youth but i found this easy i beat the chimp on my first try and i think if you dont focus it helps
  60. Profile photo of Hypersapien
    Hypersapien Male 30-39
    111 posts
    January 14, 2008 at 9:23 pm
    The chimp averages 8 correct.

    How long did it take him to get that good?

  61. Profile photo of ttsec
    ttsec Male 18-29
    666 posts
    January 14, 2008 at 9:33 pm
    I wonder how they convinced the college students to participate in this study, and if the method of motivation automatically washed out the smarter students.
  62. Profile photo of cabbitt
    cabbitt Female 18-29
    312 posts
    January 14, 2008 at 9:56 pm
    Wow, I did a few correct but still...

    *look into camera* I am NOT smarter than a chimp.

  63. Profile photo of wtfneonazis
    wtfneonazis Male 13-17
    37 posts
    January 14, 2008 at 10:34 pm
    If you cloe your eyes untill a second befoe you click it works alot better.
  64. Profile photo of tourettes
    tourettes Male 18-29
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    January 14, 2008 at 11:20 pm
    this is complete bull. this is a waste of time. 1/4
  65. Profile photo of salt61
    salt61 Male 13-17
    26 posts
    January 15, 2008 at 12:23 am
    damn thats a smart monkey
  66. Profile photo of ttsec
    ttsec Male 18-29
    666 posts
    January 15, 2008 at 12:41 am
    Can the chimp write a mathematically rigorous description of the ordering principle of natural numbers? I think not.
  67. Profile photo of Just_Deric
    Just_Deric Male 18-29
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    January 15, 2008 at 1:41 am
    Hmm...Not too good...I got one out of all those...Damn smarter-than-me chimps!
  68. Profile photo of MariRAWR
    MariRAWR Female 13-17
    145 posts
    January 15, 2008 at 2:25 am
    I got 4 right.
    The higher level you get the faster it becomes to print the screen ¬_¬
    SURELY A CHIMP ISNT THIS SMART!?
  69. Profile photo of mockstar_mat
    mockstar_mat Male 18-29
    542 posts
    January 15, 2008 at 7:14 am
    Woo all 10, found something Im actually good at!
    Brain is frekkin crazy sometimes!!
  70. Profile photo of llDayo
    llDayo Male 30-39
    144 posts
    January 15, 2008 at 8:06 am
    Got 10 on the first try. Chimps are stupid.
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    Shanir Male 30-39
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    January 15, 2008 at 9:23 am
    XxSpeedy
    Male, 13-17, Eastern US
    218 Posts Monday, January 14, 2008 2:37:45 PM
    you guys are idiots

    Coming from the guy who cant use basic grammer.

  72. Profile photo of modernbenoni
    modernbenoni Male 70 & Over
    1114 posts
    January 15, 2008 at 10:14 am
    I got 9, WHERE`S MY MEDAL?!
  73. Profile photo of nescient1
    nescient1 Male 18-29
    521 posts
    January 15, 2008 at 10:57 am
    Easy tbh..
  74. Profile photo of Maelstrom_x
    Maelstrom_x Male 18-29
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    January 15, 2008 at 1:58 pm
    Crap.
  75. Profile photo of overgamer435
    overgamer435 Male 13-17
    203 posts
    January 15, 2008 at 3:27 pm
    WOOO!!! I`M SMARTER THAN A MONKEY!!!!!!...... Why am I cheering about that?
  76. Profile photo of krisley
    krisley Male 18-29
    525 posts
    January 15, 2008 at 6:22 pm
    i agree with batmanner. it wasn`t that hard, i got 8 too.
  77. Profile photo of iggy33
    iggy33 Male 30-39
    3 posts
    January 15, 2008 at 11:15 pm
    I had to play it 12 times to make sure the chimp at the end wasn`t my ex-girl fiend. no mis spelling.
  78. Profile photo of Declan191919
    Declan191919 Male 13-17
    1275 posts
    January 16, 2008 at 2:10 am
    Way to fast
  79. Profile photo of malteser67
    malteser67 Female 13-17
    104 posts
    January 16, 2008 at 11:42 am
    got 9 on first try :)
  80. Profile photo of cahalla
    cahalla Female 18-29
    961 posts
    January 16, 2008 at 1:48 pm
    i got 6 right... thanks to Brain Age.. lol
  81. Profile photo of coolthing97
    coolthing97 Male 18-29
    1057 posts
    January 16, 2008 at 3:20 pm
    i got 9 right. Those must of been some retarded college students or high or something... >.>
  82. Profile photo of YinYang78
    YinYang78 Male 13-17
    876 posts
    January 16, 2008 at 3:23 pm
    I beat the chimp with 9! W00t!
  83. Profile photo of Chyno
    Chyno Male 18-29
    37 posts
    January 17, 2008 at 8:56 am
    I got 9

    Take that ya chump of a chimp! ;)

  84. Profile photo of xViTAMiN22
    xViTAMiN22 Male 18-29
    991 posts
    January 17, 2008 at 2:19 pm
    That chimp gives me the creeps.
  85. Profile photo of Gomay
    Gomay Male 13-17
    690 posts
    January 18, 2008 at 11:29 am
    9 out of 10 on the first try. so easy

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