15803Re: [Meditation Society of America] Chimps Verses Humans
- Dec 3, 2007It seems for evolutionary purposes chimps developed greater short term memory abilities, probably for survival linked to memorizing patterns quickly or changes in their environment that could produce an immediate threat, Humans however are more geared to abstract thinking allowing for better tool making and more highly organized planning as a key to survival, so a chimp scans his environment and appropriate decisions, a human forecasts probability based on past experience and makes changes to his environment.
medit8ionsociety <email@example.com> wrote:I just saw a report on the ABC national news
about tests done on chimps where they were
given series of numbers and rewarded if they
could remember where they appeared on the
computer screen. They not only could do this,
but were far better at it than the humans that
were also tested. It was said that this may be
so because they cared more about their
peanut reward than the human test takers did.
But is this actually simply a demonstration
of how they can remain one pointed better than
we can. I'm wondering how experienced meditators
Here's the story:
http://abcnews. go.com/Health/ wireStory? id=3944729
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