They pressed a lot of S’s,” researcher Mike Phillips told Wired.
“Obviously, English isn’t their first language.”Eventually, monkeys Elmo, Gum, Heather, Holly, Mistletoe, and Rowan at Paignton produced five pages of text, composed primarily of the letter S.
Thomas Huxley, a 19th-century scientist with the brilliant nickname “Darwin’s Bulldog”, is responsible for the famous theory.
It says that six eternal monkeys or apes typing on six eternal typewriters with unlimited amounts of paper and ink could eventually produce a Psalm, a Shakespearean sonnet, or even a whole book, purely by chance.
But for the neurons on the same side of the amputated limb, the behavior was reversed.
The connections between neurons started off strong, and were pruned over time to build a new, dense network of cells for muscular control. Karthikeyan Balasubramanian, who led the study and is postdoctoral researcher at the University of Chicago, said the strength of the connections “were shedding off as the animal was trying to learn a new task, because there is already a network controlling some other behavior.
Give six monkeys one computer for a month, and they will make a mess.
Researchers at Plymouth University in England reported this week that primates left alone with a computer attacked the machine and failed to produce a single word."They pressed a lot of S's," researcher Mike Phillips said Friday.
In fairness to the Paignton six, the letters A, J, L, and M crept in later.
Phillips denied the project was a disaster and told the BBC they had learned “an awful lot”.