Monkeys Do Math, More or Less

January 18, 2010
By Lacey Dorman

Researchers at the Institute of Neurobiology, University of Tubingen in Germany investigated the ability of rhesus monkeys to perform simple greater-than and less-than comparisons of dots while recording the pattern of neuronal activation in the monkeys' brains. Evidence supported the conclusion that monkeys (like other animals) can not only count, but they can apply simple mathematical rules too! View news story.