Visual kin recognition in chimpanzees

@article{Parr1999VisualKR,
  title={Visual kin recognition in chimpanzees},
  author={L. Parr and F. Waal},
  journal={Nature},
  year={1999},
  volume={399},
  pages={647-648}
}
  • L. Parr, F. Waal
  • Published 1999
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Nature
  • The ability to distinguish between members of one's own species has greatly assisted the evolution of sociality in mammals, leading to individualized relationships and cooperative networks. Because kin selection is important for the evolution of complex societies, other advantages must derive from the ability to distinguish kin from non-kin. Taking advantage of the chimpanzee's face-recognition abilities and computer skills,, we presented five subjects with the task of matching digitized… CONTINUE READING
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