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Bright Baboons Show Linguistic Learning Skills

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April 22, 2012
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French researchers have trained Guinea baboons to distinguish four-letter English words from non-words. The scientists say their linguistic experiments demonstrate that the animals possess a key component of literacy - the recognition of the visual word form.


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