Evolution of the Human Sociality: A Quest for the Origin of Our Social Behavior | KyotoUx on edX


[MUSIC PLAYING] DR. JUICHI YAMAGIWA: Hello,
I’m Dr. Juichi Yamagiwa, President of Kyoto University. As one of the world’s
leading universities, Kyoto University has contributed to
the most advanced scientific research so far. On top of that, Kyoto
University has also opened its doors for the
new academic disciplines with its unique ideas
and pioneering spirits. [INAUDIBLE],, I would like to
introduce you to primatology. Once, gorillas were
considered to be very violent. For instance, one of gorilla’s
violent actions we used to think was their chest beating. But it was found that the act
of their chest beating by hands is an important communication
method among them. Gorillas try to coexist in order
not to put power in [? vain. ?] Through the process
of evolution, animals have developed their biological
features and their cultures based on their surrounded environments. In primatology, it is essential
to think cultural development and biological natures are inseparable. What we thought as granted
to only human beings actually existed from ancient
times and evolved in its own way. Through this course, I’ll try to
navigate you to rediscover its causes. Let’s explore and evolve together
by evolution of human sociality. [MUSIC PLAYING]

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