Monkeys ‘display self-doubt’ (via computer games)

Monkeys ‘display self-doubt’ (via computer games)

Feb 25, 2011

A slightly strange headline yet it is true. Macaques monkeys trained to play a brainteaser game have shown that to a certain degree they have a concept of self-doubt and uncertainty – levels of awareness formally believed to be uniquely human. As the BBC reports, Professor John David Smith, from the USA, carried out the study. The monkeys were taught to judge...