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Between 3-6 December 2012, Chris and Andrew took their mobile podcast unit on the road to Kyoto for a conference at the International Institute for Advanced Studies (IIAS) on the Evolutionary Origins of the Human Mind. During the conference, we were able to sit down with five prominent primate scientists who were invited to the conference to speak about their work. This marks the first installment of this podcast series in which we chatted with Dr. Frans de Waal.
A new study published in the journal PLoS ONE has shown that infection by parasitic nematodes may be facilitated by social contact between primate group members ( click here for the original article ).
In this installment of The PrimateCast, Andrew and Chris sit down with Dr. Roger Mundry, biostatistician in the Department of Primatology and the Department of Developmental and Comparative Psychology at the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology.