Children are more curious than apes, often choosing a 'mystery box' over a certain reward

Wednesday, May 31, 2023 - 13:23 in Paleontology & Archaeology

Children are more curious to explore the unknown than great apes, but after a glimpse of the potential rewards, apes learn to investigate uncertain options, Alejandro Sánchez-Amaro at the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology in Germany and Federico Rossano at the University of California San Diego in the United States report in the open-access journal PLOS ONE, May 31.

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