Monkeys Count

Monkeys can match the number of faces they see to the number of voices they hear.

By Naila Moreira, 00:00 AM July 1, 2005

Monkey see, monkey hear, monkey count.

Rhesus monkeys can match the number of faces they see to the number of voices they hear, a new study shows. This finding suggests that monkeys can keep track of small numbers, and they don't need language to do it.

Elizabeth Brannon of Duke University was one of the leaders of a study showing that monkeys can match the number of voices they hear to the number of faces they expect to see.

Elizabeth Brannon of Duke University was one of the leaders of a study showing that monkeys can match the number of voices they hear to the number of faces they expect to see.

Jim Wallace, Duke University

For the study, researchers at Duke Univer...

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