Duncan Wilson

JSPS Postdoctoral Fellow

Center for Human Evolution Modelling Research

Research

I am interested in animal cognition, emotion and welfare, with a focus on non-human primates. My research has explored hemispheric specialization of emotion in capuchin monkeys and attentional bias towards threatening faces in chimpanzees. I am currently working on a project to assess pain in common marmosets using facial expressions. 

Background

DSc (PhD equivalent) in Comparative Cognitive Science, Kyoto University (Japan)

MSc Applied Animal Behaviour and Animal Welfare, University of Edinburgh (UK)

BSc (Hons) Psychology, University of Hull (UK)

 

 

 

Current Projects

2020-2022: JSPS Postdoctoral Fellowship, 'A Novel Method to Assess Pain in Common Marmosets Using Facial Expressions'

2018-2020: JSPS Grant-in-Aid for Research Activity Start-up, ‘Comparing emotional attention in humans and chimpanzees: Is the touchscreen dot probe task an effective tool?’

2015-2018: Japanese Government (MEXT) Postgraduate Scholarship, 'Exploring attentional bias towards threatening faces in chimpanzees'

Selected Publications

Wilson, D. A., Tomonaga, M. (2018). Exploring attentional bias towards threatening faces in chimpanzees using the dot probe task. PLoS ONE 13(11): e0207378. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0207378

Wilson, D. A., Tomonaga, M. (2018). Visual discrimination of primate species based on faces in chimpanzees. Primates. 59, 3, 243-251. doi: 10.1007/s10329-018-0649-8

Wilson, D. A., Tomonaga, M., Vick, S-J. (2016). Eye preferences in capuchin monkeys (Sapajus apella). Primates, 57, 3, 433-440. doi: 10.1007/s10329-016-0537-z

Tlauka, M., Donaldson, P., Wilson, D. (2008). Forgetting in spatial memories acquired in a virtual environment. Applied Cognitive Psychology, 22, 1, 69-84. doi: 10.1002/acp.1341

Wilson, P. N., Wilson, D. A., Griffiths, L., Fox, S. (2007). First-perspective spatial alignment effects from real-world exploration. Memory & Cognition, 35, 1432-1444. doi: 10.3758/BF03193613

Contact

Kyoto University Primate Research Institute
41-2 Kanrin, Inuyama, Aichi, 484-8506, Japan
E-mail: duncan [dot] wilson [dot] 76x [at] st [dot] kyoto-u [dot] ac [dot] jp