Reading and Sentence Completion by a Chimpanzee (Pan)

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Science  16 Nov 1973:
Vol. 182, Issue 4113, pp. 731-733
DOI: 10.1126/science.182.4113.731


Four studies revealed that a 2½-year-old chimpanzee (Pan), after 6 months of computer-controlled language training, proficiently reads projected word-characters that constitute the beginnings of sentences and, in accordance with their meanings and serial order, either finishes the sentences for reward or rejects them.