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Monkeys Perceive Visual Illusions the Same Way Humans Do, Psychology Study Finds

Monkeys perceive visual illusions in the same way great apes and humans see them, according to researchers at Georgia State University.

The findings, published in the Journal of Experimental Psychology: Animal Learning and Cognition in August, indicate humans and monkeys perceive and misperceive the world similarly, which reflects resemblances in these species’ perceptual systems and… more »

Chimpanzees Capable Of Metacognition, Research Shows

Chimpanzees are capable of metacognition, or thinking about one’s own thinking, and can adjust their behavior accordingly, researchers at Georgia State University, Agnes Scott College, Wofford College and the University at Buffalo, The State University of New York have discovered.

Their findings, published June 6 in the journal Cognition, suggest chimpanzees share with humans the… more »

Georgia State University Receives $800,000 Grant to Improve Language Learning in Urban Areas

Georgia State University has received a four-year, $800,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Education to establish a National Language Resource Centers (LRC) Program. The Georgia State University LRC, the Center for Urban Language Teaching and Research (CULTR), is one of only 16 centers nationwide and will serve as the only center of its type… more »

Chimp Intelligence “Runs In Families,” Environment Less Important, Study Finds

A chimpanzee’s intelligence is largely determined by its genes, while environmental factors may be less important than scientists previously thought, according to a Georgia State University research study.

The study found that some, but not all, cognitive, or mental, abilities, in chimpanzees depend significantly on the genes they inherit. The findings are reported in the… more »

Study finds chimps can use gestures to communicate in their hunt for food

Researchers at Georgia State University’s Language Research Center examined how two language-trained chimpanzees communicated with a human experimenter to find food. Their results are the most compelling evidence to date that primates can use gestures to coordinate actions in pursuit of a specific goal. The team devised a task that demanded coordination among… more »

Study finds chimps can use gestures to communicate in their hunt for food

Researchers at Georgia State University’s Language Research Center examined how two language-trained chimpanzees communicated with a human experimenter to find food. Their results are the most compelling evidence to date that primates can use gestures to coordinate actions in pursuit of a specific goal.

The team devised a task that demanded coordination among the chimps… more »

Ability To ‘Think About Thinking’ Not Limited Only To Humans According to New Research

Humans’ closest animal relatives, chimpanzees, have the ability to “think about thinking” – what is called “metacognition,” according to new research by scientists at Georgia State University and the University at Buffalo.

Michael J. Beran and Bonnie M. Perdue of the Georgia State Language Research Center (LRC) and J. David Smith of the University at… more »