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Monkeys Pay One Another For Work

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April 6, 2000
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Yerkes Primate Center Of Emory University
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Primatologists at the Yerkes Primate Center of Emory University have found new evidence that capuchin monkeys (a small but large-brained South American primate) cooperate to obtain food and share the rewards of their efforts. The study, conducted by Frans de Waal, Ph.D., director of Yerkes' Living Links Center, and Michelle Berger, senior laboratory assistant, has implications for understanding the evolutionary basis of reciprocity, a fundamental feature of human society.

ATLANTA - Primatologists at the Yerkes Primate Center of Emory University have found new evidence that capuchin monkeys (a small but large-brained South American primate) cooperate to obtain food and share the rewards of their efforts. The study, conducted by Frans de Waal, Ph.D., director of Yerkes' Living Links Center, and Michelle Berger, senior laboratory assistant, has implications for understanding the evolutionary basis of reciprocity, a fundamental feature of human society. Dr. de Waal's research appears in the April 6 issue of Nature.


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