The Math Behind the Monkey

complexity loss in biological systems
In 2013, Andrew MacIntosh of CICASP was one of two awardees of the Takashima Prize for outstanding research. The Takashima Prize is awarded annually to a (young) member of the Primate Society of Japan in conjunction with Kyouei Steel, LTD. MacIntosh was awarded the prize for his...
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The Metaphorical Chimpanzee

Chimpanzees use metaphor
A new study led by CICASP's Dr. Ikuma Adachi shows that the use of metaphorical concepts is not unique to humans.The article was published in the open access journal eLife. Chimpanzees use metaphors The ability to connect abstract concepts to something physical helps us to...
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Chimpanzees right brain processes faces

A new study published in the Journal of Neuroscience has revealed that our closest relatives, the chimpanzees, also employ right-hemispheric over left-hemispheric neural correlate to process faces. For humans, faces are one of the most critical social stimuli, carrying important...
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