Environment, not evolution, might underlie some human-ape differences

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A new study sheds doubt on existing theories of ape social cognition. Researchers argue it is possible apes and humans are equally capable in some aspects of social cognition, such as social signaling.

Period15 Jul 2019

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  • TitleEnvironment, not evolution, might underline some human-ape differences
    Degree of recognitionInternational
    Media name/outletNeuroscience News.com
    Media typeWeb
    Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
    Date15/07/19
    DescriptionSummary: A new study sheds doubt on existing theories of ape social cognition. Researchers argue it is possible apes and humans are equally capable in some aspects of social cognition, such as social signaling. The study concludes it is essential to not just consider evolution, but also environmental factors when researching ape-human differences.
    URLhttps://neurosciencenews.com/environment-evolution-ape-human-14486/
    PersonsKim A. Bard