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Memory for stimulus sequences distinguishes humans from other animals | The Science of Psychotherapy
Humans possess many cognitive abilities not seen in other animals, such as a full-blown language capacity as well as reasoning and planning abilities. Despite these differences, however, it has been difficult to identify specific mental capacities that distinguish humans from other animals. Researchers at Stockholm University and the City University of New York (CUNY) have now discovered that humans have a much better memory to recognize and remember sequential information.