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Nonhuman primates preferred African, Indian tunes over strong beats typical of Western music
Researchers from the Yerkes National Primate Research Center, Emory University, discovered in a new study that chimpanzees within a socially contained setting, impulsively cooperate with each other, selecting a partner of their choosing.
People often reflexively put their arm around someone else in distress and a new study from researchers at Emory University in the journal PeerJ has found that elephants also console each other in times of need.
Striking similarities between the emotional development of bonobos and that of human children have been discovered by researchers studying young bonobos in an African sanctuary.
Chimpanzees possess a sense of fairness that scientists previously attributed as being solely human, a new study from the Yerkes National Primate Research Center at Emory University, and Georgia State University demonstrates.
While exchanging favors with others, humans tend to think in terms of tit-for-tat, an assumption easily extended to other animals.
In a new paper, researchers conclude that chimpanzees are indeed willing to do favors for others, leading them to believe our prosocial behavior may date back further than previously thought.
Contagious yawning is not just a marker of sleepiness or boredom, it may actually be a sign of a social connection between individuals.
Itâ€™s been a puzzle why our two closest living primate relatives, chimpanzees and bonobos, have widely different social traits, despite belonging to the same genus.
Researchers found monkeys are more generous with friends compared to strangers, and demonstrated advanced prosocial tendencies, according to a new study.