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Chimps Command To Conquer An Itch

A paper entitled “Referential Gestural Communication in Wild Chimpanzees,” recently published in Current Biology, shows that chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes) can effectively command their chimp buddies around using hand gestures just like their human relatives. This observation runs counter to previously held assumptions that “referential” gestures used to direct the attentions of others were a distinctly […]

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