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Tango0104 Sep 2017 12:01 p.m. PST

"In the study, a research team led Kyoto University scientists aimed to investigate whether chimpanzees could learn a transverse pattern by being trained in the rules of the rock-paper-scissors game.

"The relationship between the signals are non-linear and must be understood within the context of how the pairs are grouped," the researchers explained.

"Learning such transverse patterns requires enhanced mental capacity. Being able to do so is useful when forming complex relationship networks, solving problems, or updating what you already know about a subject."…"
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Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP04 Sep 2017 2:24 p.m. PST

In that case, they are way ahead of me. I never grew up playing it, but they are learning it faster than I ever could.


Parzival04 Sep 2017 4:16 p.m. PST

But can they add Lizard, Spock?

Tango0105 Sep 2017 11:18 a.m. PST



Cyrus the Great06 Sep 2017 10:39 a.m. PST

That accounts for a lot!

Gunfreak Supporting Member of TMP13 Sep 2017 4:40 a.m. PST

So they can play almost any wargame, since many wargames still use rock, paper scissors dynamics.

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