University Living Links
Emory University's Living Links is a center for the advanced study of ape and human evolution, focusing on the links between humans and their primate relatives. The Living Links Center specializes in comparisons of the social life, ecology, cognition, neurology, and molecular genetics of apes and humans.
Society of Primatologists
The homepage for the American Society of Primatologists. Contains a large amount of information for all levels of interest.
of Social Behaviour Patterns in Primates and Man
A lengthy, but interesting summary of a briefing presented to the Royal Society and Association of British Science Writers. The document focuses on explanations of social behavior patterns between man and primate from a variety of scientific standpoints including neurology, psychology, and evolutionary biology.
Capuchin Monkey Page
A basic page focusing on Capuchin Monkeys that includes pictures and general information, including taxonomy.
Zoo Park, Capuchin Monkeys
A basic explanation of Capuchin monkeys, complete with excellent photos.
Use of Language
An in-depth analysis of the importance of research in primate language. The article briefly outlines the theories ofM.I.T linguist Noam Chomsky and Sue Savage-Rumbaugh, a primate researcher.
All Levels: Putting
Primates in the Classroom
An instructional slide set from the Wisconsin Regional Primate Research Center. The Primates is a three part slide set that aims to appeal to young people's interest in monkeys, apes, and the environment. While targeted for grades 6-12, it has been successfully used with college undergraduates as well as 3rd grade students. The slide sets contain detailed background information and are easily accessible to those teachers and students who are less familiar with primates.
A lecture by Dr. Bill Sellers of the University of Leeds. Sellers covers topics ranging from the importance of primate behaviour patterns to communication and resource use in primates.
Link Index: Primate
A comprehensive link index containing primarily educational links.
Times: Monkeys. too, give-and-take
A brief, basic explanation of Dr. de Waal's research on Capuchin monkeys.
Video: Counting in Monkeys
An interesting RealVideo clip about new studies regarding counting in monkeys.
Video: Communication using complex Sentances
A short RealVideo segment about research done at Emory University regarding complex sentence formation and use in monkeys.
Monkeys see and do
A BBC article outlining the research of two Columbia University researchers who have found that monkeys have low-level mathematical ability. Animals were taught to choose images in ascending order as well as to count.
Paula Gordon Show: Frans de Waal
A transcript and expansion of a previous radio show interview with Dr. Frans de Waal. The page includes a brief clip from the radio show as well as three generalizations of the 'conversations' between Paula Gordon and Dr. de Waal.
"Chimps or Chumps?"
This article outlines the research of a University of Southwestern Louisiana researcher who revealed that apes were unable to perceive what other apes were thinking.
News Network: Monkeys look ahead and plan, researcher finds
An interesting story about the research of UCLA researchers, who found that monkeys look ahead and plan their routes to food sources, identifying the quickest and most rewarding path as opposed to the path with "morsels."
"Monkeys can count, new study finds"
Another article about the two counting monkeys from Columbia University. This article includes a brief video which requires Windows Media Player.
Nonhuman Species Capable of Language Acquisition?
An article analyzing both sides of the language in non-human species argument.
A complicated article that proposes a computational theory of primate social intelligence 'in which primates represent social situations internally by discrete symbol structures, called scripts. Three... scripts... give a formal, predictive model... to analyse how primate social knowledge is acquired, as well as how it is used.'
Primates and Human Language
Outlines the research regarding the potential for language interaction between primates and humans. Specifically, the article focuses on Kanzi, a Bonobo chimp studied at Georgia State University, that was able to interact with his trainer on a variety of levels discussed in the article.
in Apes: How Much do they Know and How Much should we Teach Them?
This article outlines the basic arguments for language in Apes and other primates, explaining cases of various apes and attempts to teach them language. Includes a primate terminology glossary.
Evolution of Primate Intelligence
An in-depth analysis of present and past theories of evolution in primate intelligence. Includes a review of both old and new theories and critiques of both.
The University of Wisconsin at Madison's Regional Primate Center. This site includes an extensive research index, as well as contact information for primatologists worldwide.
A reasonably large index of links hosted by Georgia Tech regarding an attempt to teach sign language to an orangutan.
A huge index of primate-related links hosted by a virtual zoo.
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