Robin Dunbar

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Affiliation: University of Liverpool
Country: UK

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Psychology. Evolution of the social brain
    Robin Dunbar
    School of Biological Sciences, University of Liverpool, Liverpool L69 7ZB, UK
    Science 302:1160-1. 2003
  2. ncbi request reprint Mental rehearsal in great apes (Pan troglodytes and Pongo pygmaeus) and children
    R I M Dunbar
    Evolutionary Psychology Research Group, School of Biological Sciences, University of Liverpool, Biosciences Building, Crown Street, Liverpool L69 7ZB, UK
    Behav Processes 69:323-30. 2005
  3. pmc Understanding primate brain evolution
    R I M Dunbar
    British Academy Centenary Research Project, School of Biological Sciences, University of Liverpool, Liverpool L69 7ZB, UK
    Philos Trans R Soc Lond B Biol Sci 362:649-58. 2007
  4. pmc Male and female brain evolution is subject to contrasting selection pressures in primates
    Robin I M Dunbar
    British Academy Centenary Research Project, School of Biological Sciences, University of Liverpool, Liverpool, UK
    BMC Biol 5:21. 2007
  5. ncbi request reprint Gorillas (Gorilla gorilla) and orangutans (Pongo pygmaeus) encode relevant problem features in a tool-using task
    Nicholas J Mulcahy
    Department of Developmental and Comparative Psychology, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, D 04103 Leipzig, Germany
    J Comp Psychol 119:23-32. 2005
  6. ncbi request reprint Evidence for coevolution of sociality and relative brain size in three orders of mammals
    F Javier Pérez-Barbería
    The Macaulay Institute, Craigiebuckler, Aberdeen AB15 8QH, Scotland, United Kingdom
    Evolution 61:2811-21. 2007
  7. ncbi request reprint Image scoring in great apes
    Yvan I Russell
    British Academy Centenary Research Project, School of Biological Sciences, University of Liverpool, Crown Street, Liverpool L69 7ZB, UK
    Behav Processes 78:108-11. 2008
  8. doi request reprint Relationship between smiling and laughter in humans (Homo sapiens): testing the power asymmetry hypothesis
    Marc Mehu
    British Academy Centenary Research Project, School of Biological Sciences, University of Liverpool, Liverpool, UK
    Folia Primatol (Basel) 79:269-80. 2008

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Publications8

  1. ncbi request reprint Psychology. Evolution of the social brain
    Robin Dunbar
    School of Biological Sciences, University of Liverpool, Liverpool L69 7ZB, UK
    Science 302:1160-1. 2003
  2. ncbi request reprint Mental rehearsal in great apes (Pan troglodytes and Pongo pygmaeus) and children
    R I M Dunbar
    Evolutionary Psychology Research Group, School of Biological Sciences, University of Liverpool, Biosciences Building, Crown Street, Liverpool L69 7ZB, UK
    Behav Processes 69:323-30. 2005
    ..The three species' performance on this task was a function of relative frontal lobe volume, suggesting that it may be possible to identify quantitative neuropsychological differences between species...
  3. pmc Understanding primate brain evolution
    R I M Dunbar
    British Academy Centenary Research Project, School of Biological Sciences, University of Liverpool, Liverpool L69 7ZB, UK
    Philos Trans R Soc Lond B Biol Sci 362:649-58. 2007
    ..Finally, we consider the wider issue of how mammalian (and primate) brains evolve in order to localize the social effects...
  4. pmc Male and female brain evolution is subject to contrasting selection pressures in primates
    Robin I M Dunbar
    British Academy Centenary Research Project, School of Biological Sciences, University of Liverpool, Liverpool, UK
    BMC Biol 5:21. 2007
    ..Thus different brain units have responded to different selection pressures...
  5. ncbi request reprint Gorillas (Gorilla gorilla) and orangutans (Pongo pygmaeus) encode relevant problem features in a tool-using task
    Nicholas J Mulcahy
    Department of Developmental and Comparative Psychology, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, D 04103 Leipzig, Germany
    J Comp Psychol 119:23-32. 2005
    ..Subjects were proficient at using tools in sequence to retrieve the reward...
  6. ncbi request reprint Evidence for coevolution of sociality and relative brain size in three orders of mammals
    F Javier Pérez-Barbería
    The Macaulay Institute, Craigiebuckler, Aberdeen AB15 8QH, Scotland, United Kingdom
    Evolution 61:2811-21. 2007
    ..Carnivores seem to have been especially prone to this...
  7. ncbi request reprint Image scoring in great apes
    Yvan I Russell
    British Academy Centenary Research Project, School of Biological Sciences, University of Liverpool, Crown Street, Liverpool L69 7ZB, UK
    Behav Processes 78:108-11. 2008
    ..Chimpanzees (n=17) spent significantly more time at the 'nice' window compared to 'nasty'. Also, preference for 'nasty' declined as trials progressed. Results for other apes were not significant...
  8. doi request reprint Relationship between smiling and laughter in humans (Homo sapiens): testing the power asymmetry hypothesis
    Marc Mehu
    British Academy Centenary Research Project, School of Biological Sciences, University of Liverpool, Liverpool, UK
    Folia Primatol (Basel) 79:269-80. 2008
    ..This partly supports the power asymmetry hypothesis and suggests that in men, deliberate smiles could play a role in the regulation of hierarchical relationships...