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Rawan Charafeddine, Hugo Mercier, Takahiro Yamada, Tomoko Matsui, Mioko Sudo, Patrick Germain, Stéphane Bernard, Thomas Castelain and Jean-Baptiste Van der Henst

the wins and losses in conflicts for resources such as toys, territories or play partners (Boyce, 2004; Strayer & Strayer, 1976). The importance of dominance in our species from an early age explains why young children can infer dominance status from a number of cues, such as body size, physical

Robert L. Munroe and Mary Gauvain

among the groups in which large-sized owls lived, and it may be relevant that fat reserves increase with body size across species (see Bergmann, 1847 website for translation). Also, in our sample, owls were infrequently kept as pets. This practice, as mentioned earlier, occurred in just three of the

Donald Braxton

continues but has declined to its current modern human proportions. Second, relative to gorillas and orangutans, and like our closest genetic rela- tives, the chimpanzees, human males possess very large genitalia. Th e difference in the ratio of testes to body size among chimpanzees is four times what it is

Michael Murray and Lyn Moore

we consider these in turn. First, cost-free signaling can emerge in conditions where the signal is an index of the signaled trait. Index signals occur when the signaled trait is directly perceptible by recipients of the signal. For example, in those cases in cases in which body size correlates with fi

Emma Cohen and Justin Barrett

’s explanations for their responses (e.g., regarding appetite, “food intake is to do with both body and mind”, “there are both physical and mental reasons for diet”, “the mind controls hunger but for her body size, she may eat slightly more than usual”, “appetite is a combo of body needs for nutrients and

Wolff-Michael Roth

statistics and was known in the department as a “statistical wizard.” The purpose of Samantha’s research was to (a) describe the natural history of a particular lizard species (e.g., body size, habitat preferences, movement patterns); (b) determine basic life history traits (e.g., life span, survivorship