Chimpanzee Spatial Memory Organization

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Science  30 Nov 1973:
Vol. 182, Issue 4115, pp. 943-945
DOI: 10.1126/science.182.4115.943


Juvenile chimpanzees, carried around an outdoor field and shown up to 18 randomly placed hidden foods, remembered most of these hiding places and the type of food that was in each. Their search pattern approximated an optimum routing, and they rarely rechecked a place they had already emptied of food.

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