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28 January 2011

Babies sense who is boss

Even babies seem to know who is boss, according to new research that suggests infants use size as a measure to predict who will prevail when two individuals have a conflict.

Even babies seem to know who is boss, according to new research that suggests infants use size as a measure to predict who will prevail when two individuals have a conflict.

These reactions suggest people are either born with - or develop at a very early age - some understanding about social dominance and how it relates to comparative size, an association found in human and animal cultures alike, Thomsen said.

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