When it’s monkey verse man who do you think will win?

The answer may surprise you.

Researchers in Japan pitted 5 year old chimpanzees against human adults in a memory test.

Both groups sat in front of video screens with numbers one through nine scattered on them.

One by one the chimps touched the numbers… in the right order.

In more difficult tests the numbers disappeared after the first one was touched.

The chimps remembered where the numbers were and in the right order.

And humans? Not so much.

The research shows when it comes to short-term memory chimps may be higher on the evolutionary chain.