Pony Party…..yep, monkeys again….

Here is my favorite Yahoo!News story du jour….titled ” Young chimp beats college students”

Short-term memory tests were conducted by showing sets of numbered (arabic numerals 1-9) ‘cards’ on a computer screen for seven tenths of a second.  After that short interval, the numerals disappeared, and participants were asked to touch the ‘cards’ in numerical order by remembering the arrangement.  Young chimps and college students were pretty equally matched in correctly reproducing the correct order.

However, as the test progressed, the amount of time for which the numbers were shown was progressively reduced, first to four tenths, and then to two tenths of a second. The chimp was still correct about 80% of the time (which is consistent with the longer version) while the college students proficiency dropped to about 40%.

I looked for a similar type of memory game to embed into the pony party, but couldnt find one…  🙁  Instead, I’ll be sitting at my computer acting like a monkey (a coffee-drinking, doctor’s-office-calling monkey).  I’d be much obliged if one of you would c’mon over and pick some nits off me  😉

…but don’t rec the pony party…

~73v

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  1. I think I won’t even try competing with the monkeys…. I am going to go out and challenge a beetle.

    • RiaD on December 4, 2007 at 3:50 pm

    • RiaD on December 4, 2007 at 5:06 pm

    exempting her Religion exam… the only atheist in the class! hahahahaha

    i kinda figured it would happen like this… here is what i wrote about her first day in religion class…

    http://www.dailykos.com/storyo

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