Below is the book trailer for Colin McAdam’s remarkable novel, A BEAUTIFUL TRUTH.

The chimpanzee starring in the video is Ayumu, and he is doing a memory exercise. Ayumu has proven that chimpanzees have the incredible ability to memorize and place a sequence of numbers in the correct order after seeing them for less than a second. This task is nearly impossible for a human to do.

Ayumu was born on April 24th, 2000, to parents Ai and Akira at the Primate Research Institute at Kyoto University. He is a part of the renowned Ai Project (named after his mother) directed by Dr. Tetsuro Matsuzawa. The project seeks to better understand chimpanzee intelligence.

For more videos and information about Ayumu and the Ai Project, please click HERE.

This video was made possible by special permission from Dr. Tetsuro Masuzawa of Kyoto University’s Primate Research Institute and Ayumu, for being such a star.

If you’d like to give the memory exercise a try, GO HERE.