Out of sight, but not out of mind | Duke Kunshan University

Out of sight, but not out of mind

The question of whether primates can remember or reconstruct past events has puzzled generations of psychologists and philosophers. However, a study by cognitive neuroscientist Sze Chai Kwok and colleagues at the Shanghai Key Laboratory of Brain Functional Genomics has revealed evidence of memory reconstruction of cinematic events in rhesus macaque monkeys. The findings, published in Behavioural Brain Research, shed light on the emergence of retrospection in human evolution.