The evolutionary origin of human hyper-cooperation.


Proactive, that is, unsolicited, prosociality is a key component of our hyper-cooperation, which in turn has enabled the emergence of various uniquely human traits, including complex cognition, morality and cumulative culture and technology. However, the evolutionary foundation of the human prosocial sentiment remains poorly understood, largely because… (More)
DOI: 10.1038/ncomms5747


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@article{Burkart2014TheEO, title={The evolutionary origin of human hyper-cooperation.}, author={John M Burkart and Oliver Allon and Federica Amici and Claudia Fichtel and Christa Finkenwirth and Ass. Dr. Stefan Heschl and J. Huber and Karin Isler and Zaida K. Kosonen and Elizabeth Ang{\'e}lica Leme Martins and Erik Meulman and R Richiger and Katja Rueth and Brigitte Spillmann and Samuel Wiesendanger and Carel P Van schaik}, journal={Nature communications}, year={2014}, volume={5}, pages={4747} }