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Adults Lose Video Game ... to a Chimp

www.livescience.com Published: March 13, 2014
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Look out, gamers: chimpanzees might be coming for your high scores.

LiveScience reports Panzee, a 22-year-old female chimp, significantly outperformed 12 children and 4 adults on a complex maze in a virtual-reality computer game.



Researchers pitted four adult chimps against twelve human children ranging from 3 to 12 years old, and four adult humans. The chimpanzees tended to do about as well as the kids between 3 and 6 years old, completing the maze in a similar amount of time. The scientists were also recording “travel efficiency,” or how much distance the gamers covered before beating the game. That’s where Panzee shined: on the most difficult maze, she took a significantly shorter route to the prize than the kids - and even the adults, LiveScience reports.

H/T: Newser
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