Evolution of the brain and social behavior in chimpanzees

  title={Evolution of the brain and social behavior in chimpanzees},
  author={Tetsuro Matsuzawa},
  journal={Current Opinion in Neurobiology},
The comparison of humans and chimpanzees is a unique way to highlight the evolutionary origins of human nature. This paper summarizes the most recent advances in the study of chimpanzee brains, cognition, and behavior. It covers the topics such as eye-tracking study, helping behavior, prefrontal WM volume increase during infancy, and fetal brain development. Based on the facts, the paper proposed the "social brain hypothesis". Chimpanzees are good at capturing images as a whole, while humans… CONTINUE READING
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