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A new study, co-authored by Felix Warneken, the John L. Loeb Associate Professor of the Social Sciences, and Alexandra Rosati ’05, who will join Harvard’s Department of Human Evolutionary Biology as an assistant professor this summer, suggests that humans’ cognitive capacity for cooking is shared by chimpanzees.

Cooking up cognition

While chimps can’t make meals, they do understand basics of heating food, and appreciate it, study says

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Harvard's Felix Warneken co-authored a study with former Harvard students Jillian Jordan (left) and Katherine McAuliffe that suggests that even at a relatively young age, children have advanced ideas about fairness, and are willing to pay a personal price to intervene in what they believe are unfair situations, even when they have not been disadvantaged personally.

Fighting unfairness

Study finds 6-year-olds biased toward their social group on fairness issues, but more impartial by age 8

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