Criminal Intent and Predicting the Mental State of Others
The Leakey Foundation - California Academy of Sciences
Studies on both primates and humans have shown definitively that individuals who are able to establish strong social bonds experience higher social climbing. It seems likely that natural selection has also favored the cognitive abilities to monitor and manage social relationships. There is growing evidence that monkeys and other animals are adept at recognizing other individuals’ social relationships and dominance ranks. At the same time, there are also many fundamental differences between animal social cognition and the social cognition of humans."