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Large Human Brain Evolved as a Result of ‘Sizing Each Other Up’ in large Cooperative Social Groups

Researchers propose the human brain is disproportionately large as a result of sizing one another up in large cooperative social groups. Experts suggest that complex decisions of whether to help someone or not could have led to the disproportionately large … Continue reading

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In Search of the First Human Home

Having a sense of home, as we understand it today, is a product of symbolic thinking, a capacity that makes us unique among animals. Intimations of home likely began in early hominids’ need for shelter. Australopithecus species, to which the … Continue reading

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How Cooperation became the norm

Most of the contributions to Cooperation and Its Evolution grapple with the distinctive challenges presented by the project of explaining human sociality. Many of these puzzles have a ‘chicken and egg’ character: our virtually unparalleled capacity for large-scale cooperation is … Continue reading

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