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The coevolution of cooperation and cognition in humans

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Cooperative behaviours in archaic hunter–gatherers could have been maintained partly due to the gains from cooperation being shared with kin. However, the question arises as to how cooperation was maintained after early humans transitioned to larger groups of unrelated individuals. We hypothesize that after cooperation had evolved via benefits to kin, the consecutive evolution of cognition increased the returns from cooperating, to the point where benefits to self were sufficient for cooperat...

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Peer reviewed

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10.1098/rspb.2018.0723

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University of Oxford
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MPLS
Department:
Zoology
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University of Oxford
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MPLS Division
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Zoology
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dos Santos, M
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P2LAP3-158669
Publisher:
Royal Society of London Publisher's website
Journal:
Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences Journal website
Volume:
285
Issue:
1879
Article number:
20180723
Publication date:
2018-05-30
Acceptance date:
2018-05-03
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EISSN:
1471-2954
ISSN:
0962-8452
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847799
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uuid:12a096c3-7ec4-4656-9bd1-97bc0c32d638
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2018-05-15

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