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The Primate Gesture Center aims to serve as a virtual forum, to bring together and inform people interested in gestural communication.


Our interests include the:

  • systems of communication evolved in other primates, especially apes.
  • similarities and differences in the gestural signalling.
  • combination of different modalities.
  • evolutionary roots of language.
  • function of communicative signals.
  • culture specific gestures.
  • adaptation of gestures to different ecological and social factors.
  • underlying processes of social cognition such as learning and flexibility of use.

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