Tetsuro Matsuzawa




He is Distinguished Professor of Kyoto University Institute for Advanced Study and Professor of Primate Research Institute of Kyoto University. He received his bachelor and master degrees in Psychology from Kyoto University in 1974 and 1976, respectively, and Ph.D. in Science from Kyoto University in 1989.

Areas of Expertise:

- Primatology

- Comparative Cognitive Science

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Oct 27th 2016

Learn about the evolutionary origins of the human mind by comparing our cognitive features to chimpanzees, our closest living relative. The human mind is an evolutionary product, just like the body. However, the mind does not remain in fossil form like bones and teeth. Therefore, to better study and understand our minds their evolutionary origins we need to compare our cognitive features with those of different living primates.

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