EXCLUSIVE: Chimp study reveals evolutionary roots of human fairness [VIDEO]

New study suggests chimpanzees understand concept of fairness.

EXCLUSIVE: Chimp study reveals evolutionary roots of human fairness [VIDEO]

Science Recorder | Staff | Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Using a behavioral research technique called the Ultimatum Game, researchers from the Yerkes National Primate Research Center at Emory University have demonstrated that chimpanzees have a sense of fair play– a trait previously thought to exist only in humans. “We used the Ultimatum Game because it is the gold standard to determine the human sense of fairness,” says first author Darby Proctor... To continue reading, subscribe to Science Recorder today.

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