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The dangerous battles over sex and gender
(2017-12) - Journal item,
Chimpanzees’ understanding of social leverage
(2018-12-12) - Journal article,
Social primates can influence others through the control of resources. For instance, dominant male chimpanzees might allow subordinates access to mate with females in exchange for social support. However, little is known ...
Lethal aggression in Pan is better explained by adaptive strategies than human impacts
(2014-09-18) - Journal item,
Observations of chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes) and bonobos (Pan paniscus) provide valuable comparative data for understanding the significance of conspecific killing. Two kinds of hypothesis have been proposed. Lethal ...
Context-specific close-range "hoo" calls in wild gibbons (Hylobates lar)
(2015-04-08) - Journal article,
Background: Close range calls are produced by many animals during intra-specific interactions, such as during home range defence, playing, begging for food, and directing others. In this study, we investigated the most ...
3D camouflage : exploiting photons to conceal form
(2015-10) - Journal article,
Many animals have a gradation of body color, termed countershading, where the areas that are typically exposed to more light are darker. One hypothesis is that this patterning enhances visual camouflage by making the retinal ...
Early-life stress triggers juveniles to switch social learning strategies
(2015-08-17) - Journal article,
Stress during early life can cause disease and cognitive impairment in humans and non-humans alike . However, stress and other environmental factors can also program developmental pathways [2, 3]. We investigate whether ...
Complex patterns of signalling to convey different social goals of sex in bonobos, Pan paniscus
(2015-11-05) - Journal article,
Sexual behaviour in bonobos (Pan paniscus) functions beyond mere reproduction to mediate social interactions and relationships. In this study, we assessed the signalling behaviour in relation to four social goals of sex ...
Bonobos modify communication signals according to recipient familiarity
(2015-11-10) - Journal article,
Human and nonhuman primate communication differs in various ways. In particular, humans base communicative efforts on mutual knowledge and conventions shared between interlocutors. In this study, we experimentally tested ...
Enduring voice recognition in bonobos
(2016-02-25) - Journal article,
Long-term social recognition is vital for species with complex social networks, where familiar individuals can encounter one another after long periods of separation. For non-human primates who live in dense forest ...
Assessment of health in human faces is context-dependent
(2016-04) - Journal article,
When making decisions between options, humans are expected to choose the option that returns the highest benefit. In practice, however, adding inferior alternatives to the choice set can alter these decisions. Here we ...