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Oxytocin Plays Key Role In Maintaining Social Relations
2013-01-24 12:28:39

Max-Planck-Gesellschaft Researchers found that in chimpanzees the hormone oxytocin is likely to play a key role in maintaining social relations with both kin and non-kin cooperation partners Animals which maintain cooperative relationships show gains in longevity and offspring survival. However, little is known about the cognitive or hormonal mechanisms involved in cooperation. Researchers of the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology in Leipzig, Germany, have now found that...

High Five! Chimpanzees Have Their Own Social Traditions
2012-08-30 07:54:32

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Chimpanzees are capable of learning from one another and they use this social interaction to create and maintain local traditions. A team of researchers from the Gonzaga University and the Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics in Nijmegen, Netherlands, has published a new study showing that the ways in which chimpanzees groom each other depends on the community to which they belong. The team focused on one single behavior,...


Word of the Day
endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'karpos', fruit.
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