Press Release: Evolutionary origins of money categorization and exchange: an experimental investigation in tufted capuchin monkeys

A new series of studies, in collaboration with the Institute of Cognitive Sciences and Technologies of the CNR of Rome, Italy and the Institute Jean Nicod of the CNRS of Paris, investigated whether some features of money may be traced back to the exchange habits of capuchin monkeys, a South-American primate species whose lineage split from ours more than 35 million years ago.

 

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