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Elevators Make Monkeys of Us

The mounting rate of escalator injuries may spook you into taking an elevator instead. Even if a glitch doesn’t leave you trapped alone in that metal box for 40 hours, you’re still captive, for a short while, in a unique laboratory for human psychology. Throw another passenger or two into the mix, and things get really interesting. Dario Maestripieri, a primate researcher we’ve written about before, has more on what our elevator behavior can teach us about our primate origins. [%comments]