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Primatologists in Discussion. The Netherlands meets Japan

On March 8th, CBEN, the Cognition, Behavior & Evolution Network, organizes a discussion evening between primatologists Jan van Hooff and Tetsuro Matsuzawa. The evening starts with a lecture by each of them and is followed by a discussion along different theses that are of interest to a broader audience, such as the following statements: •   Insight in the evolution of… Read more »

Mariska joined the board of the Netherlands Society for Behavioural Biology (Nederlandse Vereniging voor Gedragsbiologie-NVG)

Mariska will organize the NVG conference in Soesterberg in November 2016 (23-25 November 2016…save the date!). For more information about the society, click here. This year was the last year she was in the board of de Nederlandse Vereniging voor Psychonomie-NVP (Psychonomics) as treasurer and conference committee member. She will remain an active member and looks forward to all the… Read more »

Bonobo Project II van start

Het is winter en de Apenheul is gesloten. Goed nieuws, want dat betekent dat we van start kunnen met Bonobo Project II! De resultaten van Bonobo Project I zijn opgeschreven en ingediend bij een wetenschappelijk tijdschrift. Ik zal de bevindingen binnenkort op mijn website zetten. Maar hier eerst een update over waar we nu staan! Jasper Wijnen heeft deze week… Read more »

Winner of the CoPAN photo competition

We hereby would like to announce the winner of the CoPAN photo competition….Hugh Jansman! Winning numbers 2 and 3 are Iris Kronenburg and Joke Kok. We received more than 5000 pictures in total and this made a great contribution to the stimulus material for the bonobo research that will start this winter again in de Apenheul with Master student and… Read more »

Primatologists in discussion. The Netherlands meets Japan.

• Insight in the evolution of human cognition can be obtained through research with apes. • Only humans have emotions. • In Japan, robots have a soul. These and more theses will be discussed by the Japanese and Dutch primatologists Tetsuro Matsuzawa and Jan van Hooff in the special ambience of the Leiden SieboldHuis. The discussion evening welcomes a broad… Read more »

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