Communication Between Mother and Infant Chimpanzees and Its Role in the Evolution of Social Intelligence

  • Satoshi Hirata


Many primate species, including humans, live in societies in which they interact and communicate with other individuals during daily life. Aspects of intelligence that appear in such social lives include social intelligence (Humphrey 1976) or Machiavellian intelligence (Byrne and Whiten 1988; Whiten and Byrne 1997).


Maternal Behavior Wild Chimpanzee Social Intelligence Captive Chimpanzee Primate Research Institute 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Satoshi Hirata
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  1. 1.Great Ape Research Institute (GARI)Hayashibara Biochemical Laboratories, Inc.Tamano, OkayamaJapan

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