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Genes, Brains, and Human PotentialThe Science and Ideology of Intelligence$
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Ken Richardson

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9780231178426

Published to Columbia Scholarship Online: January 2019

DOI: 10.7312/columbia/9780231178426.001.0001

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Potential Between Brains

Potential Between Brains

Social Intelligence

(p.235) 8 Potential Between Brains
Genes, Brains, and Human Potential

Ken Richardson

Columbia University Press

Chapter 8 describes cognition between animals and their brains in the context of the evolution of social groupings from ants to apes. Even in ants it has entailed a further leap of intelligent functions more complex than those within individuals. And, that, in turn, sheds a new light on the origins and nature of individual differences in social groups, some of which were hinted at by Charles Darwin himself. The chapter describes the dynamical context for the evolution of social mammals, including apes.

Keywords:   swarm intelligence, social structures, social brains, theory of mind, Machiavellian theory

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