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A fruit in the hand or two in the bush? Divergent risk preferences in chimpanzees and bonobos.
(Biol Lett, 2008-06-23)
Human and non-human animals tend to avoid risky prospects. If such patterns of economic choice are adaptive, risk preferences should reflect the typical decision-making environments faced by organisms. However, this approach ...
The evolutionary origins of human patience: temporal preferences in chimpanzees, bonobos, and human adults.
(Curr Biol, 2007-10-09)
To make adaptive choices, individuals must sometimes exhibit patience, forgoing immediate benefits to acquire more valuable future rewards [1-3]. Although humans account for future consequences when making temporal decisions ...