Sneakiest monkeys have biggest brains
This just in, via the New Scientist newswire. Exciting new data on theory of mind in primates. Sneakiest primates have biggest brains.
Monkeys and apes who are good at deceiving their peers also have the biggest brains relative to their body size. The finding backs the "Machiavellian intelligence" theory, which suggests the benefits of complex social skills fuelled the evolution of large primate brains....[Click here to read the full text.]