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Contact

Department of Primatology

Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology
Deutscher Platz 6
04103 Leipzig

phone: +49 (341) 3550 - 200
fax: +49 (341) 3550 - 299

Pawel Fedurek

Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology
Department of Primatology
Deutscher Platz 6
04103 Leipzig
Germany

phone: 0049 (0) 341 3550 258
e-mail: pawel_fedurek@[>>> Please remove the brackets! <<<]eva.mpg.de

Research

Variability in adult social bonding behaviour is known to be influenced by genes, early attachment, and later social opportunities. The relative influence of each, however, is unclear, as is the relative influence of each on hormonal and cognitive mechanisms that mediate social bonding behaviour. Within an ERC-funded project (awarded to Catherine Crockford) I investigate the heritability and early-life priming effects of mechanisms driving social bonding and social behaviour in wild chimpanzees.