Some evidence for the cultural intelligence hypothesis

“Humans have many cognitive skills not possessed by their nearest primate relatives. The cultural intelligence hypothesis argues that this is mainly due to a species-specific set of social-cognitive skills, emerging early in ontogeny, for participating and exchanging knowledge in cultural groups. ”

Some elegant experiments on human children, chimps and orangs suggest that we posess some specialised social-cognitive skills… – See article in Nature 

And this discussion on the primatology.org blog.

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