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Research Article

Spontaneous Altruism by Chimpanzees and Young Children

  • Felix Warneken mail,

    To whom correspondence should be addressed. E-mail: warneken@eva.mpg.de

    Affiliation: Department of Developmental and Comparative Psychology, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Leipzig, Germany

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  • Brian Hare,

    Affiliation: Department of Developmental and Comparative Psychology, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Leipzig, Germany

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  • Alicia P Melis,

    Affiliation: Department of Developmental and Comparative Psychology, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Leipzig, Germany

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  • Daniel Hanus,

    Affiliation: Department of Developmental and Comparative Psychology, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Leipzig, Germany

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  • Michael Tomasello

    Affiliation: Department of Developmental and Comparative Psychology, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Leipzig, Germany

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  • Published: June 26, 2007
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pbio.0050184

About the Authors

Felix Warneken, Brian Hare, Alicia P Melis, Daniel Hanus, Michael Tomasello
Department of Developmental and Comparative Psychology, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Leipzig, Germany

Corresponding Author

Email: warneken@eva.mpg.de

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

FW, BH, APM, DH, and MT conceived and designed the experiments. FW, BH, APM, and DH performed the experiments. FW analyzed the data. FW, BH, and MT wrote the paper.