Navigation Links
Monkey See, Monkey Remember
Date:4/28/2011

THURSDAY, April 28 (HealthDay News) -- Memory in monkeys and humans is more similar than previously believed, a new study says.

Experiments with rhesus monkeys showed that, like people, they have both recognition and recall memory. Recognition is the ability to identify something when you see it. Recall is the ability to remember things you've previously seen.

The study appears online April 28 in the journal Current Biology.

Recall memory, which is needed for planning and imagining, can enhance social behavior, navigation and other cognitive skills, according to the researchers.

The researchers found that the rhesus monkeys could reproduce simple shapes on a computer touch screen from memory. This finding "suggests that they might be able to recollect other types of information that would be useful to them in the wild," study author Benjamin Basile of Emory University, Atlanta, said in a journal news release.

"It's exciting to speculate that they may be able to recollect the appearance of monkeys they know, what favorite foods look like, or the path they would have to take to get to a water source," he added.

More information

The National Primate Research Center at the University of Wisconsin-Madison has more about the rhesus monkey.

-- Robert Preidt

SOURCE: Current Biology, news release, April 28, 2011


'/>"/>
Copyright©2010 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. New Virus Jumps From Monkey to Scientist, Causing Serious Illness
2. Experimental Vaccine Shields Monkeys Against Ebola
3. Smarter systems help busy doctors remember
4. NFL Wide Receiver Mike Sims-Walker Remembers His Father by Giving Out Scholarships
5. Gay mens bilateral brains better at remembering faces: York U study
6. As Mother's Day Nears, Families Mourning Child's Death Plan for Compassionate Friends National Conference and Walk to Remember
7. Older adults remember the good times
8. RememberItNow! Launches Mobile Medication Reminder and eHealth Service
9. Naptime Helps Babies Remember New Things
10. AAJ to Lawmakers: Remember Injured Patients
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Monkey See, Monkey Remember
(Date:2/24/2017)... ... February 24, 2017 , ... Indiana Fiber Network (IFN) President and CEO Kelly ... Dyer started as the Chairman of the Management Committee when IFN was originally ... including the recruitment of investor/owners and development of the business plan. He became ...
(Date:2/24/2017)... ... 24, 2017 , ... Rosica Communications, a national PR ... media relations, social media, content marketing and SEO, is now offering direct, social ... intuitive marketing automation platform. , Rosica will now offer the platform to its ...
(Date:2/24/2017)... ... February 24, 2017 , ... Castle Farms, the ... Military Wedding Giveaway, with the winning couple announced on Feb. 14, 2017, on ... donated from local vendors: A Matter of Taste, Ryan Rousseau Enterprises, A Touch ...
(Date:2/23/2017)... ... 2017 , ... On February 22, 2017 the U.S. Department ... withdraw previous guidance issued by the Obama Administration requiring schools to treat transgender ... by the Obama Administration came in response to a growing number of states ...
(Date:2/23/2017)... Miami, FL (PRWEB) , ... February 23, 2017 ... ... largest non-profit organization devoted exclusively to funding innovative lymphoma research and serving the ... services – will return to the La Gorce Country Club in Miami Beach ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:2/24/2017)... NEW YORK , Feb. 23, 2017 ... gives comprehensive insights on the various drugs ... The report covers all the drugs that ... Preclinical & Clinical). The pipeline focuses on ... small molecules, antibodies, stem cell therapies, recombinant ...
(Date:2/23/2017)... -- Visiomed, the French leader in medical grade ... the landscape of healthcare with their innovative use ... solutions. Recognizing the rising demand of self-monitoring alongside ... walls, Visiomed has launched BewellConnect, the most ground-breaking ... that is empowering the lives of patients. ...
(Date:2/23/2017)... , Feb. 23, 2017 ITL Limited, ( ASX: ITD ... results for the half year ended 31 December 2016 compared with ... Update" presentation can be viewed here . ... 2015: $1.04m; up 104%) Earnings per share of ... Revenue of $17.5m (Dec 2015: $15.7m; up 11%) ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: