Symbolic representation of number in chimpanzees

  title={Symbolic representation of number in chimpanzees},
  author={Tetsuro Matsuzawa},
  journal={Current Opinion in Neurobiology},
This paper aims to summarize the existing evidence for the symbolic representation of number in chimpanzees. Chimpanzees can represent, to some extent, both the cardinal and the ordinal aspect of number. Through the medium of Arabic numerals we compared working memory in humans and chimpanzees using the same apparatus and following the same procedure. Three young chimpanzees outperformed human adults in memorizing briefly presented numerals. However, we found that chimpanzees were less… CONTINUE READING

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