Primate Intelligence - Anthropology 116

Primate - • The Brain – two areas o The Limbic system Under the cortex region Responsible for memory and motion Olfactory Bulb If the

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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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This note was uploaded on 02/25/2012 for the course ANTH 1312 taught by Professor Agwuele during the Fall '08 term at Texas State.

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