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Lust, monkeys and the science of human desire

Like Humans, Chimpanzees Know What They Know

The ability to think about thinking, or metacognition, helps us to recognize what we know, and what we don’t know. A new study suggests chimpanzees may share this cognitive ability. ... More>

The Spirit of Sisterhood Is in the Air and on the Air

Frans de Waal: Moral behavior in animals

TedTalk: Empathy, cooperation, fairness and reciprocity — caring about the well-being of others seems like a very human trait. But Frans de Waal shares some surprising videos of behavioral tests, […]... More>

Laurie Santos: A monkey economy as irrational as ours

This lecture blends evolutionary biology, genetics and psychology together into one intriguing glimpse at yet another bizarrely familiar intersection between human and monkey behavior. In spite of humanity’s vast intelligence, […]... More>