ABOUT ME

I have spent the last 30+ years studying various aspects of behavior, cognition and the brain in human and nonhuman primates, notably chimpanzees and other great apes but also other species including rhesus and capuchin monkeys.  I am currently Professor of Neuroscience at Georgia State University and Associate Scientist in the Division of Developmental and Cognitive Neuroscience at the Yerkes National Primate Research Center.  I am also Co-Director of National Chimpanzee Brain Resource (NCBR) and President of the Ape Cognition and Conservation Initiative (ACCI) located in Des Moines, Iowa. ACCI is a 501(3)(c) dedicated to the study and conservation of bonobos.

EDUCATION

RESEARCH INTERESTS

Evolution of Hemispheric Specialization

1983

University of Wisconsin

B.S. Psychology

Mechanisms Underlying Individual Differences in Behavior, Cognition and the Brain 

Comparative Cognition and Neuroscience

1986

Georgia State University

M.A. Developmental and Comparative Psychology

1990

Georgia State University

Ph.D., Developmental and Comparative Psychology

The view from atop the "Pic du mouches" near Aix-en-Provence, France

Georgia State University

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