Welcome Val.Orangevalkyrie wrote:Just thought I'd chime in. Some studies were done with children and apes showing a preference of children cooperating more often than apes to get a mutual goal accomplished. Can't find a link to that study, of course, lol.
I did manage to find this one from NOVA about a small portion of our brain that is used to "read minds".
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/body/what- ... human.html
There is just not enough information to really answer this question currently in my opinion. But it's fun to theorize!
Excellent Nova piece. Thank you for the link.
I love that our great ape genes are so much alike. The behavioral and emotional gap between human and ape is like the differences between fish and bird.