I am studying the psychology of great apes, particularly attention, emotion, and cognition. I am working with all species of great apes including bonobos, chimpanzees, orangutans, gorillas, human infants, children, and adults. I am interested not only in how great apes are similar to humans but also how species are different from one another in their psychology. Not only in their appearances, bonobos, chimpanzees, orangutans, gorillas, and humans seem to differ from one another in their attention, emotion, and cognition. My current goal is to reveal such diversity of minds among us and our closest relatives.
|Non-invasive eye-tracking with an orangutan at the Leipzig zoo|
|Two techniques of conducting the eye-tracking in great apes non-invasively.|
|Apart from work, I enjoy outdoor activities, mountain climbing, travelling and some indoor activities, making models and watching movies.|
|Shower climbing in Japan|