Crying and tears mimic the neonate

Behavioral and Brain Sciences 27 (4):472-472 (2004)
Abstract
This commentator has no argument with the explanations given by Soltis. Yet a different approach to the phenomenon of crying might be fruitful. Neonates elicit care. It is hypothesized that non-neonates evolved to mimic, when in need, the appearance of the neonate by crying and by shedding tears, thus inducing helping behavior by the spectator.
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DOI 10.1017/S0140525X04360103
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