Lemur Social Behavior and Primate Intelligence

@article{Jolly1966LemurSB,
  title={Lemur Social Behavior and Primate Intelligence},
  author={A. Jolly},
  journal={Science},
  year={1966},
  volume={153},
  pages={501 - 506}
}
  • A. Jolly
  • Published 1966
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Science
Our human intellect has resulted from an enormous leap in capacity above the level of monkeys and apes. Earlier, though, Old and New World monkeys' intelligence outdistanced that of other mammals, including the prosimian primates. This first great advance in intelligence probably was selected through interspecific competition on the large continents. However, even at this early stage, primate social life provided the evolutionary context of primate intelligence. Two arguments support this… Expand
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