Chimpanzee Intelligence is determined by Genes, Environment Factors

July 12, 2014 8:22 PM

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Chimpanzee Intelligence is determined by Genes, Environment Factors

A recent study on chimpanzee intelligence done by researchers from the Yerkes National Primate Research Center in Atlanta revealed that half of chimpanzee’s intelligence is due to genes and the other half is due to environmental factors.

“Chimps offer a really simple way of thinking about how genes might influence intelligence without, in essence, the baggage of these other mechanisms that are confounded with genes in research on human intelligence,” Dr. William Hopkins, professor in the Center for Behavioral Neuroscience at Georgia...

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