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Tolerance Allows Bonobos to Outperform Chimpanzees on a Cooperative Task
The ability of bonobos and chimpanzees to cooperatively solve a food-retrieval problem was compared and emotional reactivity was indexed by measuring social tolerance while the animals were cofeeding and found that bonobos were more tolerant of cofeeding than chimpanzees. Expand
Citizen Science as a New Tool in Dog Cognition Research
The quality of the first data on dog cognition collected by citizen scientists using the Dognition.com website is evaluated and suggests that in the future, citizen scientists will generate useful datasets that test hypotheses and answer questions as a complement to conventional laboratory techniques used to study dog psychology. Expand
The Genius of Dogs: How Dogs Are Smarter than You Think
Bonobo but not chimpanzee infants use socio-sexual contact with peers
It is suggested that the socio-sexual behavior previously observed in various captive and wild bonobos is species-typical, and wild-born bonobos originating from a large geographical range develop this behavior long before puberty and without the need for adults initiating such behavior or acting as models for observational learning. Expand
Survival of the Friendliest Survival of the Friendliest : Understanding Our Origins and Rediscovering Our Common Humanity
Survival of the Friendliest, by husband-and-wife team Brian Hare and Vanessa Woods, is a wellwritten, well-argued exploration of the selection pressures and resulting adaptations that help to explainExpand