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A new study shows that rhesus monkeys, like humans, are able to spontaneously recognize when they are ignorant and need to seek out more information. ... More>
A sample of new research exploring faces and language priming, personality in bonobos, and long-term effects of emotion regulation on the amygdala. ... More>
Frans B.M. de Waal has news for people who think that the tendency to establish cultural norms separates humans from other animals: By teaching a high-ranking female chimpanzee how to solve a complicated puzzle and then watching copycat behavior spread among her group, de Waal and his colleagues documented evidence of both complex social learning and conformity in nonhumans. ... More>
Learning to count comes early in human life and new research suggests that the cognitive underpinnings of this ability can be found in some of our close cousins: baboons. ... More>
A team led by Georgia State University researchers turned to chimpanzees to better understand the features of psychopathy, a personality disorder typically investigated among human clinical and forensic populations. ... More>