Latest Brian Hare Stories
In a modified version of the Stanford University Marshmallow Experiment, Hare and Rosati created two experiments meant to measure the emotional reaction of bonobos and chimps when faced with a game of chance.
We primates are social animals and a pair of researchers from Duke University recently decided to look into how one group of primates, bonobos, approach the question of who to share with, and why.
Television ads featuring cute chimpanzees wearing human clothes are likely to distort the public's perception of the endangered animals and hinder conservation efforts.
While humans and the common chimpanzee wage war and kill each other, bonobos do not.
For anyone who ever wondered what their dog might be thinking, Duke University researchers may have some answers.
Duke University assistant professor Brian Hare and colleagues study the behavior of bonobos -- apes that are genetically close to humans.
New research suggests that the act of voluntarily sharing something with another may not be entirely exclusive to the human experience.
Sharing is a behavior on which day care workers and kindergarten teachers tend to offer young humans a lot of coaching. But for our ape cousins the bonobos, sharing just comes naturally.
American researchers who have been studying the rare and threatened bonobo ape will lead monitoring efforts after a group of orphan bonobos are returned to the wild in the Congo for the first time this month.
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