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Discrete hierarchical organization of social group sizes

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The ‘social brain hypothesis’ for the evolution of large brains in primates has led to evidence for the coevolution of neocortical size and social group sizes, suggesting that there is a cognitive constraint on group size that depends, in some way, on the volume of neural material available for processing and synthesizing information on social relationships. More recently, work on both human and non-human primates has suggested that social groups are often hierarchically structured. We combin...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed
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Accepted Manuscript

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10.1098/rspb.2004.2970

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Institution:
University of California, Los Angeles, CA, USA
Department:
Institute of Geophysics and Planetary Physics
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Institution:
Université de Nice-Sophia Antipolis, Nice, France
Department:
Department of Earth and Space Sciences
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Institution:
University of Durham
Department:
Evolutionary Anthropology Research Group, Department of Anthropology
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Institution:
University of Liverpool
Department:
British Academy Centenary Project, School of Biological Sciences
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R. I. M. Dunbar
Publisher:
The Royal Society Publisher's website
Journal:
Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences Journal website
Volume:
272
Issue:
1561
Pages:
439-444
Publication date:
2005-02-05
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EISSN:
1471-2945
URN:
uuid:45a19021-6540-4516-82bd-bfe8ee65908a
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ora:2736

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