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Learning From a Memory Test

Studying How Primates Organize their Memories

Have you ever gone to the store and realized that you forgot your grocery list? While trying to piece it together in your head, did you organize the items into categories to help you remember everything? Some great apes may be able to organize their memories too. Karyl Swartz, from Great Ape Trust of Iowa, hopes to learn the answer by testing the National Zoo's orangutans.