Researchers in the Primate Cognition and Behavior Laboratory, directed by Dr. Dorothy Fragaszy of the Behavioral and Brain Sciences Program, focus on a wide spectrum of psychological questions that can be pursued through the study of nonhuman primates. Current projects concern perception, decision making, tool use, planning, spatial reasoning, and social cognition. Much of this work is conducted with tufted capuchin monkeys (Cebus apella) previously housed at the University of Georgia. We also participate in field research with wild capuchin monkeys in South America (www.EthoCebus.org), and in collaborations with other laboratories to study other species of nonhuman primates.
For more detailed descriptions of our research visit Projects. For more information about the individuals involved with the lab please visit People.
To visit the website for the Jungle Friends Primate Sanctuary where the monkeys will retire, click here.