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…but they can tell the difference between real words and gibberish.

May 25, 2012

As the above clip shows, researchers have recently found that with practice, baboons can tell the difference between real four letter written words and strings of four letters that are not words.  Even more impressively, after training they can even pick out new real words they have never seen before, suggesting that they are able to learn that certain letter combinations are more likely to be actual words than are other strings of letters.

[via Monkeys in the News]

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