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Forgetting facts

Researchers investigate the way in which we forget information.

Chimpanzees play ‘chinese whispers’

* Caption - observational learning by chimpanzees. Each chimpanzee in a chain of up to six learned the method they saw used to open a food box and passed it on to the next chimpanzee. Here a chimpanzee demonstrates the 'lift door' approach. Image by Devyn Carter, Yerkes Center. *

Easy as A, B, C

A pioneering seven-year project testing a new method of teaching primary children to read and spell has ended - with results proving that the new method helped children learn faster.

Child vs Chimp

A primate expert has developed an innovative technique which is providing the first clear evidence that children and chimpanzees learn the traditions of the community they live in by similar processes of imitation.