Prof. Tetsuro Matsuzawa

Tetsuro Matsuzawa , PhD


Distinguished Professor, Kyoto University Institute for Advanced Study (KUIAS)

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Research Summary
Matsuzawa has been studying chimpanzee both in the laboratory and in the wild. The laboratory work is known as “Ai-project" in the Primate Research Institute of Kyoto University since 1976: a female chimpanzee named Ai learned to use Arabic numerals to represent the number (Matsuzawa, 1985, NATURE). The field work has been carried out in Bossou-Nimba, Guinea, since 1986, focusing on the tool use in the wild. Matsuzawa tries to synthesize the field and the lab work to understand the mind of chimpanzees to know the evolutionary origins of human mind. He published the books such as “Primate origins of human cognition and behavior", “Cognitive development in chimpanzees", “The chimpanzees of Bossou and Nimba". He got several prizes including Jane Goodall Award in 2001, and The Medal with Purple Ribbon in 2004, The Person of Cultural Merit in 2013.

Please see the web site:
http://langint.pri.kyoto-u.ac.jp/ai/
http://greencorridor.info


チンパンジーのアユム。数字を1から9まで順番に触る課題で、一瞬だけ見せても数字とその位置を記憶できる。

Current Position
Distinguished Professor, Kyoto University Institute for Advanced Study,
Professor, Primate Research Institute of Kyoto University,
Coordinator, Leading Graduate Program in Primatology and Wildlife Science, Kyoto University,
General Director, Japan Monkey Centre,
President, Academic Alpine Club of Kyoto

Editor-in-chief, Primates
Editorial Board, International Journal of Primatology
Editorial Board, Animal Cognition
Associate Editor, Interaction Studies



 
Educational and Professional History
Major: Primatology, especially in establishing Comparative Cognitive Science

Apr. 2016-
Distinguished Professor, Kyoto University Institute for Advanced Study,
with Joint Appointment as Professor, Primate Research Institute of Kyoto University
Dec. 1976- Mar. 2016
Primate Research Institute of Kyoto University
1976: Assistant Professor, 1987: Associate Professor, 1993: Full Professor, 2006-2012: Director
1989
Obtained Ph. D Degree in Science, Kyoto University
Mar. 1976
Obtained Master Degree in psychology, Graduate School of Letters, Kyoto University
Mar. 1974
Graduated from Faculty of Letters, Kyoto University

Contact
Kyoto University Institute for Advanced Study
Yoshida-Ushinomiya-Cho, Sakyo, Kyoto, 606-8203, Japan
Fax: +81-75-753-9790

The Leading Graduate Program in Primatology and Wildlife Science,
Wildlife Research Center of Kyoto University
2-24 Tanaka-Sekiden-cho,
Sakyo, Kyoto, 606-8203, Japan


Section of Language and Intelligence,
Primate Research Institute, Kyoto University
41-2, Kanrin, Inuyama, Aichi, 484-8506, Japan
Fax: +81-568-62-2428

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