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Communicative roots of complex sociality and cognition: preface to the theme issue

Roberts, SGB, Dunbar, RIM and Roberts, AI (2022) Communicative roots of complex sociality and cognition: preface to the theme issue. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, 377 (1860). p. 20220115. ISSN 0962-8436

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Primates live in stable social groups in which they form differentiated relationships with group members and use a range of communication including facial expressions, vocalizations and gestures. However, how these different types of communication are used to regulate social interactions, and what cognitive skills underpin this communication, is still unclear. The aim of this special issue is to examine the types of cognitive skills underpinning the flexible and complex communication that is used to maintain the bonded social relationships found in primates and humans. This article is part of the theme issue 'Cognition, communication and social bonds in primates'.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Animals; Primates; Humans; Animal Communication; Gestures; Social Behavior; Cognition; cognition; communication; gestures; primates; social bonds; vocalizations; Animal Communication; Animals; Cognition; Gestures; Humans; Primates; Social Behavior; Evolutionary Biology; 06 Biological Sciences; 11 Medical and Health Sciences
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
S Agriculture > SF Animal culture
Divisions: Psychology (from Sep 2019)
Publisher: The Royal Society
SWORD Depositor: A Symplectic
Date Deposited: 17 Aug 2022 08:17
Last Modified: 17 Aug 2022 08:17
DOI or ID number: 10.1098/rstb.2022.0115
URI: https://researchonline.ljmu.ac.uk/id/eprint/17405
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