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Klaus Zuberbühler


Klaus Zuberbühler’s award-winning work on the communication and cognition of non-human primates in their natural habitats in Africa, South America and Asia has had a considerable impact on our understanding of primate cognition and, more generally, what it means to be human. His research revealed many parallels to the deep and surface structure of human communication, showing how key properties of human language have their evolutionary roots in the primate lineage.

Dr. Zuberbühler’s current research examines how our closest living relatives, the chimpanzees and bonobos, use their natural communication signals to convey meaning and how this behavior is guided by social awareness and intention.

He is Professor in the School of Psychology at the University of St Andrews, Scotland, and a Fellow of the Institute for Advanced Study in Berlin, Germany.

Past Programs Featuring Klaus Zuberbühler

Saturday, June 5, 2010 | 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm