Study: Monkeys Enjoy Television

06.16.10 9 years ago 5 Comments

After conducting an experiment that examined monkeys’ brain waves, scientists have determined that macaque monkeys enjoy watching television. Meanwhile, my cock-monkeys have gone untreated.

The study found that when the monkey was witnessing the acrobatic performances of circus animals on a television screen, the frontal lobe area of its brain became vigorously active…

The study, which was published in Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience, the Swiss online scientific journal, reflects the latest parallels between the physiological make-up of monkeys and humans. [Telegraph UK]

It’s only an early study, so there’s no word yet on whether the stupider monkeys who are inclined to date-rape other monkeys enjoy “Entourage,” but I think it’s a solid hypothesis.

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