Discuss how vision lead to developments in the brain and social adaptations.

We study the bioecology of primates examining the relationship between environment and biological adaptation.

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We study the bioecology of primates examining the relationship between environment and biological adaptation. We can see from early primate fossils that vision, specifically color vision and hand eye coordination, are very deep in our evolutionary past.

Discuss how vision lead to developments in the brain and social adaptations. Be specific and draw on data discussed in Chapter 6 of Fuentes.

You should be familiar with and use terms such as Oligocene, Anthropoid, proconsul, and brain to body ratio for example.