Higher Social Skills Are Uniquely Human
6 Sep, 2007 08:02 pm
A new study published today in Science reports that humans have distinctive social skills. Esther Herrmann, lead author of the study, answers Scitizen's questions.
How did you come to this conclusion?
What new information did you learn about the evolution of human cognition?
Esther Herrmann is a researcher at the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology
Interview by Clementine Fullias
Herrmann E., et al, Humans Have Evolved Specialized Skills of Social Cognition: The Cultural Intelligence Hypothesis, Science, September 6