Tägliches Archiv: 2019-09-02

Kuscheltratsch.

According to Dunbar’s hypothesis, then, at some point in our evolutionary history, we traded much of the intimacy of grooming for the efficiency of gossip, which was necessary to allow our ancestors to live in larger groups.

Inge Slingerland, Maurice Mulder, Rineke Verbrugge: A multi-agent systems approach to gossip and the evolution of language (2009)