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SkepticDoc
04-27-2010, 08:44 PM
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2010/04/100426131426.htm?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+sciencedaily+%28ScienceDaily% 3A+Latest+Science+News%29&utm_content=Google+Feedfetcher

I would encourage clicking on the various links and other articles.

http://download.cell.com/current-biology/pdf/PIIS0960982210001454.pdf?scriptOff=true

http://download.cell.com/current-biology/pdf/PIIS0960982210002186.pdf?intermediate=true

Some interesting questions:

Does the lack of lactation change the hormones that eventually result in the mother losing interest in the mummified baby corpse?


Can chimps believe in a spiritual dimension?
The fear/respect of the place of death of a group member would appear to be independent of oxytocin related neuro-humoral changes.

How much of the behavior has been modified by captivity?

Wonderment
04-27-2010, 09:20 PM
Also, check out elephants:

http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn8209

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elephant_intelligence

SkepticDoc
04-30-2010, 06:47 PM
"Wired" article with videos:

http://www.wired.com/wiredscience/2010/04/chimpanzee-grief/