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This short film focuses on research by Dr Emma Cohen, Arran Davis and Jacob Taylor, which examines the causal links between exertion and cooperation, and between social support and performance.

Emma Cohen, Arran Davis and Jacob Taylor are based in Oxford University’s Institute of Cognitive and Evolutionary Anthropology.

This film is part of the Social Sciences: Bright Ideas series. You can watch more films and animations about Social Sciences research and impact at: