Cognitive constraints on reciprocity and tolerated scrounging

Jeffrey R. Stevens, Fiery A. Cushman

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Abstract

Each of the food-sharing models that Gurven considers demands unique cognitive capacities. Reciprocal altruism, in particular, requires a suite of complex abilities not required by alternatives such as tolerated scrounging. Integrating cognitive constraints with comparative data from other species can illuminate the adaptive benefits of food sharing in humans.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)569-570
Number of pages2
JournalBehavioral and Brain Sciences
Volume27
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 2004
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neuropsychology and Physiological Psychology
  • Physiology
  • Behavioral Neuroscience

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