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8th Seminar on Comparative Behavior -- "The Evolution of Primate Communication"

2013-11-14 (Thu) 1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Comparative Ethology is an academic field which attempts to biologically trace the activities and life history of human beings by conducting research on the activities of animals other than humans, primates and mammals, for instance. By comparing verbal communication of many different primates, this seminar will consider the route human evolution took.

  • M.C.: KODA Hiroki, Cognitive Neuroscience Section, Primate Research Center, Kyoto University
  • Title: The Evolution of Primate Communication
  • Date & Time: Thursday, November 14, 2013 -- 1:30 ~ 3:30 p.m.
  • Venue: Lecture Room 32, School of Human Sciences, Suita campus, Osaka University

This seminar hopes to introduce the evolution of primate communication from the viewpoint of ethological research. There are many different types of primates and, likewise, these different types have created many societies. Similarly, one finds various communication patterns. I will introduce approaches aimed at finding various causes for communication patterns that differ among species and within species as well as analyze shared communication patterns among species, seeking to find out why there is such convergence. By discussing many such aspects, I'd like to discuss how it was that primates, including humans, developed their unique ways of communication.

Advance registration is NOT required for this seminar. Anyone is welcome to attend. Please come if you're interested in this topic!

Date: 2013-11-14 (Thu) 1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Organizer: Ethological Studies Laboratory, Graduate School of Human Science, Osaka University
Registration: Not necessary. Please come if you find the topic interesting!
Contact: K. Yamada, Ethological Studies Laboratory, Graduate School of Human Science, Osaka University

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