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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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10.1098/rspb.2004.2970

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Experimental Psychology
Journal:
Proceedings. Biological sciences / The Royal Society
Volume:
272
Issue:
1561
Pages:
439-444
Publication date:
2005-02-05
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EISSN:
1471-2954
ISSN:
0962-8452
URN:
uuid:c27ea7f6-05a3-45d2-a0f4-b53aa5a82c0b
Source identifiers:
280684
Local pid:
pubs:280684

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