Photo: Humans' Complex Social Skills Due to Larger Brains



Humans' bigger brains allow for more advanced social skills—such as gossiping and relationship building—than their primate cousins, a new study found.


In experiments with human toddlers and apes, the toddlers had far more sophisticated communication skills than apes, though both groups fared equally well on physical tests.


Image courtesy of MPI EVAN/JGI-USA

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