Monkeys that perform complex mathematical calculations

If these monkeys ruled the world, we might have avoided banking crises.

In an experiment conducted by Keith Chen at Yale, capuchin monkeys showed an understanding of pricing and budgeting, as well as a desire to avoid losses, when asked to buy food with tokens. The monkeys appeared to be

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