Primate Neuroethology

Michael L. Platt, Asif A. Ghazanfar

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15 Scopus citations


This edited volume bridges the epistemological gap between primate ethologists and primate neurobiologists. Experts in several fields review work ranging from primate foraging behavior, to the neurophysiology of motor control; from vocal communication, to the functions of the auditory cortex. This synthesis of the cognitive, ethological, and neurobiological approaches to primate behavior yields an understanding of our primate cousins to date, and sheds light on the evolutionary development of human behavior and cognition. The book contains chapters by primatologists, comparative psychologists, and neuroscientists, who have developed new ideas and experimental approaches, and who have applied these to a variety of issues dealing with primate behavior and neurobiology. The volume collects in a single book both basic and cutting-edge information on primate behavior and cognition, neurobiology, and the emerging discipline of neuroethology.

Original languageAmerican English
PublisherOxford University Press
Number of pages688
ISBN (Electronic)9780199864904
ISBN (Print)9780195326598
StatePublished - Feb 1 2010

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Psychology


  • Auditory cortex
  • Evolutionary development
  • Foraging
  • Motor control
  • Neurophysiology
  • Primate behaviour
  • Primate ethologists
  • Primate neurobiologists
  • Primate neuroethnology
  • Vocal communication


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