Tuesday, December 18, 2007

apparently not so easy even a monkey could

There was a recent report on new studies showing Chimps and College Students as Good at Mental Math. The results basically boil down to the fact that it's language that distinguishes the human brain from the chimpanzee brain.  So the next time a legal writing student complains about how hard it is to express their understanding of the law, you might encourage them by noting their effort is worthwhile, because it's what separates us from the chimps.

hat tip:  Professor R.J. Robertson, Southern Illinois University

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