MAIL ONLINE: Did bigger brains evolve to help us keep the peace? Primate study shows brainpower boost was key to developing conflict resolution skills

  • Veronica Cowl

    Press/Media: Research

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    Primates that live in larger groups have larger brains, researchers have found. 

    The findings suggests that social skills - which are highly developed in primates - help individuals cope with aggression and competition caused by living in large groups.

    The researchers suggest that primates living in larger groups need the extra brain power to handle conflict.

    Period27 Mar 2017

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    • TitleDid bigger brains evolve to help us keep the peace? Primate study shows brainpower boost was key to developing conflict resolution skills
      Media name/outletMail Online
      Media typeWeb
      Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
      Date27/03/17
      DescriptionPrimates that live in larger groups have larger brains, researchers have found.

      The findings suggests that social skills - which are highly developed in primates - help individuals cope with aggression and competition caused by living in large groups.

      The researchers suggest that primates living in larger groups need the extra brain power to handle conflict.
      URLwww.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-4354162/Bigger-brains-help-primates-make-fight.html
      PersonsVeronica Cowl

    Keywords

    • primates
    • evolution
    • zoology