Evolutionary roots of bonding through shared activity may be deeper than was thought
Chimpanzees enjoy watching movies together, scientists have discovered, in research that suggests social bonding through shared experience has deep evolutionary roots.
It is widely known that humans can bond over group activities such as watching a movie or playing board games. But it has been unclear whether the underlying psychology behind this effect is present in other species.
“Humans have an enormous variety of social bonding activities that we don’t see in other species because they’re somewhat cultural – for example listening to music or watching movies,” said Wouter Wolf, a graduate student at Duke University in North Carolina and an author on the study. “We thought that this kind of connecting through shared experiences was uniquely human” https://www.theguardian.com/science/2019/jul/17/chimps-more-sociable-after-watching-movies-together-study This is perhaps why we enjoy going to movies together becauselike traveling, it’s a shared experience.We still talk about and like to share good movies we have seen.
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