Science Friday: Can you solve the TED Talks “Fish Riddle”? | Chimpanzees learn rock-paper-scissors

Here’s another TED-Ed brain bender that can ruin your evening. I actually tried for a little while to solve the puzzle on my own, but I got bogged down and went for the answer. Yeah, there’s math involved, as well as logic, which is why I got bogged down.

http://www.neatorama.com/puzzles/2017/08/11/Can-You-Solve-the-Fish-Riddle/


Chimpanzees learn rock-paper-scissors

New study shows that chimps’ ability to learn simple circular relationships is on a par with that of 4-year-old children

Chimpanzees of all ages and all sexes can learn the simple circular relationship between the three different hand signals used in the well-known game rock-paper-scissors. Even though it might take them longer, they are indeed able to learn the game as well as a young child. Jie Gao of Kyoto University in Japan and Peking University in China is lead author of a study in the journal Primates, which is the official journal of the Japan Monkey Centre, and is published by Springer. The research compares the ability of chimpanzees and children to learn the rock-paper-scissors game.

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/08/170810104846.htm

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