(Phys.org) —Chimpanzees may throw tantrums like toddlers, but their total brain size suggests they have more self-control than, say, a gerbil or fox squirrel, according to a new study of 36 species of mammals and birds ...
Monkeys perceive visual illusions in the same way great apes and humans see them, according to researchers at Georgia State University.
Fractions strike fear in the hearts of many grade schoolers – but a new study reveals that they don't pose a problem for monkeys.
Koko the gorilla is best known for a lifelong study to teach her a silent form of communication, American Sign Language. But some of the simple sounds she has learned may change the perception that humans are the only primates ...
People aren't the only ones who perform better on tests or athletic events when they are just a little bit nervous—dogs do too. But in dogs as in people, the right amount of stress depends on disposition.
New research has for the first time provided evidence that reptiles could be capable of social learning through imitation.
Magpies are not attracted to shiny objects and don't routinely steal small trinkets such as jewellery, according to a new study.
A study into whether grey parrots understand the notion of sharing suggests that they can learn the benefits of reciprocity.
Food-finding tests in five lemur species show that fruit-eaters may have better spatial memory than lemurs with a more varied diet.
Are monkeys, like humans, able to ascertain where objects are located without much more than a sideways glance? Quite likely, says Lau Andersen of the Aarhus University in Denmark, lead author of a study conducted at the ...