All this study shows is what any parent already knows

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S o people at the University of Portsmouth have been studying how macaque monkeys look at each other.

They concluded that the gaze of monkeys is influenced by the strength of friendship between them.

It was felt this may show that human behaviour is also influenced more by friends than family.

So the old saying ‘got in with the wrong crowd’ may be right after all.

Really? I would never have guessed. What a pointless experiment this is.

Why bother doing something that anyone who has brought up children already knows? Why not study humans to find this out?

Because humans don’t live in zoos and the scientists wouldn’t get to see the flamingos and giraffes whilst eating ice cream.