Sociality and the evolution of intelligence

Alan C. Kamil

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Two recently published studies provide important new data relevant to the evolution of human intelligence. Both studies of social behavior in baboons, Bergman et al. demonstrated that baboons use two criteria simultaneously to classify other troop members, and Silk et al. showed that highly social female baboons have higher reproductive success than less social females. Taken together, these studies provide strong evidence for the importance of social context in cognitive evolution.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)195-197
Number of pages3
JournalTrends in Cognitive Sciences
Issue number5
StatePublished - May 2004

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neuropsychology and Physiological Psychology
  • Experimental and Cognitive Psychology
  • Cognitive Neuroscience


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