Primate Intelligence - Anthropology 116

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Anthropology 116 – Primate Intelligence Intelligence as a primate trait o Large brains are a primate are characteristics Large brains associated with greater intelligence? Animals who store food have a huge hippocampus for remembering where they stored food What makes mammals special? o Cortex region is very large Cold blooded animals have smaller brains than warm blooded animals Primate brain size is correlated to body weight
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Unformatted text preview: • The Brain – two areas o The Limbic system Under the cortex region Responsible for memory and motion Olfactory Bulb If the hippocampus is destroyed – can’t make knew memories • Theories o Foraging Hypothesis Brain size is associated with foraging complexity Smarter to get better resources Folivores have smaller brains than frugavores • They have to determine if it is ripe, etc...
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