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Isabel Behncke: Evolution’s gift of play, from bonobo apes to humans

With never-before-seen video, primatologist Isabel Behncke Izquierdo shows how bonobo ape society learns from constantly playing — solo, with friends, even as a prelude to sex. Indeed, play appears to be the bonobos’ key to problem-solving and avoiding conflict. If it works for our close cousins, why not for us?

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This entry was published on June 12, 2012 at 7:08 pm. It’s filed under Nature and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. Follow any comments here with the RSS feed for this post.

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