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

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=WjBwhwe5-cc

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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