Do monkeys see baby faces in puppies?

Here at CICASP, we love babies of all kinds. How did we evolve to be fixated on baby faces of not just our own kind but also other animals (think puppies, kittens, ducklings...)? Yuri Kawaguchi , a PRI doctoral student and resident expert on baby faces, wants to know. She...
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Chasing parasites with molecular tools

Dr. Liesbeth Frias and her colleagues recently published an open-access paper on parasite transmission among primates living on the island of Borneo. Here she tells us what it's like to search for primate fecal samples (poops!) in Bornean forests, and what we can learn about a...
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The Math Behind the Monkey

complexity loss in biological systems
In 2013, Andrew MacIntosh of CICASP was one of two awardees of the Takashima Prize for outstanding research. The Takashima Prize is awarded annually to a (young) member of the Primate Society of Japan in conjunction with Kyouei Steel, LTD. MacIntosh was awarded the prize for his...
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