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Captivity upsets chimps’ mental health


June 26th, 2011 - 10:35 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 26 (IANS) Captive chimpanzees often show abnormalities, some of which could be compared to mental illness in humans. These include self-mutilation, repetitive rocking, as well as the eating ... Read more...

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Right-handed chimps provide clues to origin of human language


November 17th, 2009 - 4:31 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, November 17 (ANI): A new study of right-handed chimpanzees is providing clues to scientists about the origin of the human language.Most of the linguistic functions in humans are controlled by the ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Right-handed chimps hint towards origin of human language


November 17th, 2009 - 1:28 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 17 (ANI): Predominant use of right hand in chimpanzees during communication has offered clues to how language functions originated in humans, says a new study.Most of the linguistic functions in ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Chimps happy to help - but only when said please to!


October 14th, 2009 - 4:41 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 14 (ANI): Looking for help from a chimp? Don't forget to use the word 'please' in the request.According to a new study, captive chimpanzees willingly help others obtain an out-of-reach ... Read more...

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Like humans, chimps too close a deal


August 21st, 2009 - 2:42 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 21 (ANI): Lower-ranking chimpanzees know how to bargain with their superiors to achieve a fairer split of food, concludes a new study.The study, published in Evolution and Human Behavior, suggests ... Read more...

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Chimps too possess human abilities to plan for future danger


March 10th, 2009 - 12:47 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 10 (ANI): Its not only humans who plan for future events, chimpanzees too possess the ability to prepare in advance for any danger or calamity, says a new study.Researchers ... Read more...

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