Primate Origins of Human Cognition and Behavior

  • Tetsuro Matsuzawa

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XXI
  2. Introduction to Comparative Cognitive Science

  3. Phylogeny of Perception and Cognition

  4. Origin of Human Speech: Auditory Perception and Vocalization

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 113-113
    2. Kazuhide Hashiya, Shozo Kojima
      Pages 155-189
  5. Learning and Memory

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 197-197
    2. Dora Biro, Tetsuro Matsuzawa
      Pages 199-225
    3. Masako Jitsumori, Juan D. Delius
      Pages 269-293
  6. Recognition of Self, Others, and Species

  7. Society and Social Interaction

  8. Culture

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 485-485
    2. Satoshi Hirata, Kunio Watanabe, Masao Kawai
      Pages 487-508
    3. Ichirou Tanaka, Eishi Tokida, Haruo Takefushi, Toshio Hagiwara
      Pages 509-518
    4. Hideko Takeshita, Jan A. R. A. M. van Hooff
      Pages 519-536
    5. Tetsuro Matsuzawa, Dora Biro, Tatyana Humle, Noriko Inoue-Nakamura, Rikako Tonooka, Gen Yamakoshi
      Pages 557-574
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 575-587

About this book


Biologists and anthropologists in Japan have played a crucial role in the development of primatology as a scientific discipline. Publication of Primate Origins of Human Cognition and Behavior under the editorship of Tetsuro Matsuzawa reaffirms the pervasive and creative role played by the intellectual descendants of Kinji Imanishi and Junichiro Itani in the fields of behavioral ecology, psychology, and cognitive science. Matsuzawa and his colleagues-humans and other primate partners- explore a broad range of issues including the phylogeny of perception and cognition; the origin of human speech; learning and memory; recognition of self, others, and species; society and social interaction; and culture. With data from field and laboratory studies of more than 90 primate species and of more than 50 years of long-term research, the intellectual breadth represented in this volume makes it a major contribution to comparative cognitive science and to current views on the origin of the mind and behavior of humans.


Action Memory Perception cognition cognitive psychology cognitive science development ecology evolution learning mind monkeys phylogeny primates primatology

Editors and affiliations

  • Tetsuro Matsuzawa
    • 1
  1. 1.Primate Research InstituteKyoto UniversityInuyama, AichiJapan

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