Brain game.

Author:Wong, Dale
Position:Letters - Letter to the editor
 
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Mark Reimer ("The Speed of Thought," M/A) states that a fundamental difference between apes and humans is that our bigger brains can handle more complex social interactions, which has given us psychological traits that enable group identity to trump individual thinking. I would agree with the first part but would also say that having a bigger brain doesn't explain why we're social animals in the first place. I believe we're social animals because evolution has made it so that humans derive pleasure or comfort in being with others, and it doesn't take a bigger brain for...

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