Experiment also had a "bank robbery" near the end. One monkey trying to burn the whole system down.
Obvious but uncanny exhibition of humanoid behavior by the simians in the experiment:
> Chen next introduced a pair of gambling games and set out to determine which one the monkeys preferred. In the first game, the capuchin was given one grape and, dependent on a coin flip, either retained the original grape or won a bonus grape. In the second game, the capuchin started out owning the bonus grape and, once again dependent on a coin flip, either kept the two grapes or lost one. These two games are in fact the same gamble, with identical odds, but one is framed as a potential win and the other as a potential loss.
>How did the capuchins react? They far preferred to take a gamble on the potential gain than the potential loss.
Absolutely enjoyed reading this, OP.
My aunt gave a Baboon in the zoo a lemon once.
The Baboon immediately presented it to a nearby female, who took the lemon and proceeded to have sex with the male.
This is how you start planet of the apes my friends.
This + a turtle's sex being determined by the temperature of the sand have been the neatest~ things I've read on the frontpage in 2018
So thats WHAT SMART PEOPLE DO. okay, lets go buy sex?!
> "The capuchin has a small brain, and it's pretty much focused on food and sex," says Keith Chen
As opposed to us, who have a relatively large brain, and it's pretty much focused on food and sex.