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Tickling Primates To Learn About Laughter

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Tickling Primates To Learn About Laughter

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Tickling Primates To Learn About Laughter

Tickling Primates To Learn About Laughter

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Do nonhuman primates have a sense of humor? Marina Davilla Ross and colleagues tickled baby gorillas, chimps, orangutans, bonobos and humans. Publishing in Current Biology, the researchers analyzed the sounds the primates made, looking for clues to the evolution of laughter.