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1 November 2017

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Dr Dora Biro finds Chimpanzees ‘taking turns’ to solve puzzle

A new study has found evidence of Chimpanzees spontaneously taking turns to complete a number puzzle.

Dr Dora Biro, Tutorial Fellow in Biological Sciences at St Hugh’s, and Associate Professor in Animal Behaviour, who co-authored the study, said:

“Our research examined the abilities of our closest evolutionary relatives, chimpanzees, to coordinate their behaviour while completing a computerised puzzle in stages. We showed that extended bouts of turn-taking emerged spontaneously in the subjects, enabling them to solve the complex coordination problem effectively.”

Read the full story here.

The research was reported by the Oxford Mail.

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