Baboons can recognize written words, study finds (page 2)

The monkeys don't assign meaning to them, but learn what letter combinations are common to real words, the study authors say.Baboons don't read, don't speak and perhaps can't understand language at all. But scientists have found that they can learn to recognize writing on a computer screen, identifying correctly most of the time which combinations of letters are words ("done," "vast") and which are not ("telk," "virt").

Baboons can recognize written words, study finds

The monkeys don't assign meaning to them, but learn what letter combinations are common to real words, the study authors say.Baboons don't read, don't speak and perhaps can't understand language ...

Thu 12 Apr 12 from L.A. Times

Baboons Can Recognize Words

After training, the apes learned to figure out whether a new word was real or fake.

Thu 12 Apr 12 from Discovery.com

6 Brainy Baboons Pick Words from Gibberish

Baboons can learn what letter combinations make a word.

Thu 12 Apr 12 from Livescience

6 Brainy Baboons Pick Words from Gibberish, Thu 12 Apr 12 from Livescience

See Dan Read: Baboons Can Learn to Spot Real Words

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Dan the baboon sits in front of a computer screen. The letters BRRU pop up. With a quick and almost dismissive tap, the monkey signals it's not a word. Correct. Next comes, ...

Thu 12 Apr 12 from U.S. News

See Dan read: Baboons can learn to spot real words, Thu 12 Apr 12 from FOXNews

Study: Baboons can recognize word shapes

The finding points to one of the keys to human reading, the study published in the journal Science indicates.

Thu 12 Apr 12 from USA today

This is Dan. Dan is a Baboon. Read, Dan, Read

NEW YORK (Reuters) - No one is exactly using the words "reading" and "baboons" in the same sentence, but a study published Thursday comes close.

Thu 12 Apr 12 from Reuters

Baboon Recognizes Words, is Able to Pre-Read

Dan the baboon sits in front of a computer screen. The letters BRRU pop up. With a quick and almost dismissive tap, the monkey signals it's not a word. Correct. Next comes, ITCS. Again, not ...

Fri 13 Apr 12 from Laboratory Equipment

Study: Baboons can recognize short words

PARIS, April 12 (UPI) -- Baboons can reliably recognize short printed words in experiments, doing what is essentially the first step in reading, French researchers say.

Thu 12 Apr 12 from UPI

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