The Dax center generally studies child development, but every once in awhile we conduct cross-species studies with other primates. By doing this, we can learn more about ways in which humans are or are not uniquely social beings.
Dr. Lauren Howard recently published a paper exploring social memory in Chimpanzees and Gorillas. Some of you might recognize the description of this task- it's the same one we were running with human infants last summer!
Check out the F&M write-up and a Psychology Today interview with Dr. Howard below, and stay tuned for another interview with Harrisburg's WITF (NPR) in February!