The Structure Of Development Of Brain

1700 WordsDec 15, 20157 Pages
The structure of development of brain has always been interesting to study. There are various theories to how the brain has evolved since ancient times. Scientists consistently try to find new researches that helps us understand our past. Humans have much in common with animals biologically. We, humans share similar properties with animals, and of the many factors, morality and ethics are the driving forces that makes us humans unique to other animals. Although it has long been a debate to weather animals too have a sense of morality and ethics, or share a similar level of consciousness, it is widely recognized that humans have a greater level of language acquisition and emotional feelings. Many scientists have tried to prove such…show more content…
Since chimpanzees are universally thought to be humans ' closest living relatives, many experiments have been done in the past with chimpanzees. There were three experiments conducted, experiment one for mutualism and selfishness, experiment two for altruism and weak spite and experiment three for altruism and spite. Experiment one primarily dealt with mutualism, where the chimpanzees allow the recipient to have food in relation to her actions, or selfishness, where the chimpanzees eat alone without any food for the recipients. When experiment one was conducted, the chimpanzees were all socially housed at the same research centre and had completed physical and social cognition that made sure the chimpanzees were in good shape and fit to take part in the experiment. It is important to note that the chimpanzees were not deprived of food or water. The actors included three adult females, two young females, and one young male, while the recipients were the higher social status "alpha" male and a five year old child male. The actors primarily chose to make food available to the recipient which suggests the possibility of mutualism. One strong observation that showed in this experiment was that the chimpanzees did not pull the food away from the recipients often, suggesting signs that the actors of the chimpanzees were not engaging in selfish behaviour. The
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