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Right-handed Chimpanzees Provide Clues to the Origin of Human Language

Most of the linguistic functions in humans are controlled by the left cerebral hemisphere. A study of captive chimpanzees at the Yerkes National Primate Research Center (Atlanta, Georgia), reported in the January 2010 issue of Elsevier’s Cortex (http://www.elsevier.com/locate/cortex), suggests that this “hemispheric lateralization” for language may have its evolutionary roots in the gestural communication of our common ancestors.... More>


Member Article

No Monkey Business

Hoff “This is not a research institution!” was the response I received from the academic dean. This followed my request to go to an international primate conference from my new […]... More>


Observer Article

A Haven for Primates in Panama: Animal Psychologist Rasmussen Rehabilitates Refugees

When APS Fellow Dennis Rasmussen first slipped into his high-topped rubber boots over 20 years ago to research Panamanian tamarins, the animal psychologist quickly became captivated by the study of […]... More>