Communication, Cognition and Temperament

O’Bryan, L. R., Lambeth, S. P., Schapiro, S. J., Wilson, M. L. 2021. Playbacks of food-associated calls attract chimpanzees towards known food patches in a captive setting. Primates 62: 905–918

Lonsdorf, E. V., Wilson, M. L., Boehm, E., Delaney-Soesman, J., Grebey, T., Murray, C., Wellens, K., Pusey, A. E. 2020. Why chimpanzees carry dead infants: An empirical assessment of existing hypotheses. Royal Society Open Science 7: 200931.

Wilson, M. L. 2020. Book review: Why Chimpanzees Can’t Learn Language and Only Humans CanThe Quarterly Review of Biology 95: 155-156.

Wilson, M. L. 2018. Studying chimpanzee calls for clues about the origins of human language. The Conversation; published 08 May 2018. get pdf

Weiss, A., Wilson, M.L., Collins, D. A., Mjungu, D., Kamenya, S., Foerster, S., Pusey, A.E.. 2017. “Personality in the chimpanzees of Gombe National Park.”  4: 170146. get pdf

Plooij, F. X., van de Rijt-Plooij, H., Fischer, M., Wilson, M. L., Pusey, A. E.. 2015. An archive of longitudinal recordings of the vocalizations of adult Gombe chimpanzees. Scientific Data 2. Article number: 150027 ​doi:10.1038/sdata.2015.27 get pdf

Zuk, M., Wilson, M. L.. 2015. Why humans prevail. The Chronicle of Higher Education: B16. 06 April 2015.

Wilson, M. L. 2013. Chimpanzees: alien minds or kindred spirits? Evolutionary Anthropology 22:154-156. get pdf

Wilson, M. L., Hauser, M. D., Wrangham, R.W.. 2007. Chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes) modify grouping and vocal behaviour in response to location-specific risk. Behaviour 144(12): 1621-1653. get pdf

Wilson, M. L., Hauser, M.D., Wrangham, R.W. 2001. Does participation in intergroup conflict depend on numerical assessment, range location, or rank for wild chimpanzees? Animal Behaviour 61(6): 1203-1216. get pdf

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