June 27, 2013

Social Animals Have More Social Smarts

Primates from big tribes have more social intelligence, study shows.

Lemurs from species that hang out in big tribes are more likely to steal food behind your back instead of in front of your face. 

This behavior suggests that primates who live in larger social groups tend to have more "social intelligence," a new study shows. The results appear June 27 in PLOS ONE.