There’s an interesting video of a chimpanzee that is quite adept at touching numbers on a screen in ascending order very quickly. The kicker is that the chimp only sees the numbers for a brief second, and then they are blanked out and the chimp must remember the numbers and their order so that it may correctly press the numbers in the correct order. Apparently, this is supposed to show us that chimps have better memory than humans, but does it really? What this shows, to me, is that chimps are able to be trained to do specialized tasks, such as this one. So what? We’ve known this for years. Do the researchers really think that humans could not do this given similar amounts of training as the chimps? By the end of the video, I was practically doing it myself.