Reproductive Memory Processes in Chimpanzees: Homologous Approaches to Research on Human Working Memory

  • Nobuyuki Kawai
  • Tetsuro Matsuzawa


Memory is extremely important to our everyday activities. We cannot recognize, plan, or decide even a trivial issue unless we can hold information in mind for periods of time and retrieve it from our memory. This is also the case in nonhuman animals. Thus, it is not surprising that research on animal memory has a long history (Hunter 1913; Tinklepaugh 1928), as well as research on human memory (Ebbinghaus 1885).


Magical Number Memory Span Sample Stimulus Nonhuman Animal Capuchin Monkey 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Nobuyuki Kawai
    • 1
  • Tetsuro Matsuzawa
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Behavior Brain Science, Primate Research InstituteKyoto UniversityInuyama, AichiJapan

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