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Unformatted text preview: Terrestrial: on the ground; bigger; catarrhini Arborial: typically platyrrhini; smaller; eat food high off tree tops (hence size and speed) Sexual Dimorphism: difference in size between the sexes. Similarities among primates: Grasping hands: 5 fingers Grasping feet: minus humans (evolved out of that); 5 digits Opposable thumbs Smell to sight: we look at things (primary knowledge) and then smell them (secondary knowledge). Binocular vision: both eyes form one field of view Stereoscopic: each eyeball is connected to both sides of the brain BOTH form depth perception. Nose to hand: then your hand collects additional information. Primate Brain: Big Complex Enlarged cerebral hemisphere (3 main advantages of ECH) 1. Center of conscious thought 2. Good for memory: even collective (shared) memory 3. Association...
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This note was uploaded on 03/05/2012 for the course ANTHRO 120 taught by Professor Huddleston during the Fall '11 term at MO St. Louis.
- Fall '11