Affiliation: Harvard University
- Different ontogenetic patterns of testosterone production reflect divergent male reproductive strategies in chimpanzees and bonobosVictoria Wobber
Department of Human Evolutionary Biology, Harvard University, 11 Divinity Ave, Cambridge, MA 02138, United States
Physiol Behav 116:44-53. 2013..Our data are therefore consistent with the hypothesis that the ontogenetic pattern of testosterone production can be subject to rapid evolutionary change, shifting in association with species differences in male reproductive strategy...
- Great apes prefer cooked foodVictoria Wobber
Department of Anthropology, Harvard University, Peabody Museum, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA
J Hum Evol 55:340-8. 2008..The results, therefore, challenge the hypothesis that the control of fire preceded cooking by a significant period...
- Testing the social dog hypothesis: are dogs also more skilled than chimpanzees in non-communicative social tasks?Victoria Wobber
Department of Anthropology, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA
Behav Processes 81:423-8. 2009..These results suggest that the dogs' sophisticated social skills in using human social cues may be relatively specialized as a result of domestication...
- Bonobos exhibit delayed development of social behavior and cognition relative to chimpanzeesVictoria Wobber
Department of Human Evolutionary Biology, Harvard University, 11 Divinity Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA
Curr Biol 20:226-30. 2010..The results suggest that these social and cognitive differences between two closely related species result from evolutionary changes in brain development...
- Psychological health of orphan bonobos and chimpanzees in African sanctuariesVictoria Wobber
Department of Human Evolutionary Biology, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States of America
PLoS ONE 6:e17147. 2011....
- Differential changes in steroid hormones before competition in bonobos and chimpanzeesVictoria Wobber
Department of Human Evolutionary Biology, Harvard University, Peabody Museum, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA
Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 107:12457-62. 2010..In turn, common selection pressures in human evolution may have acted on the psychology and the endocrinology of our competitive behavior...
- Differences in the early cognitive development of children and great apesVictoria Wobber
Department of Psychology, Harvard University, William James Hall, 33 Kirkland St, Cambridge, MA, 02138 Department of Human Evolutionary Biology, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA
Dev Psychobiol 56:547-73. 2014..These results indicate key differences in the pattern and pace of cognitive development between humans and other apes, particularly in the early emergence of specific social cognitive capacities in humans...
- Bonobos have a more human-like second-to-fourth finger length ratio (2D:4D) than chimpanzees: a hypothesized indication of lower prenatal androgensMatthew H McIntyre
Department of Anthropology, University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL 32816, USA
J Hum Evol 56:361-5. 2009..We hypothesize that the species difference in 2D:4D between bonobos and chimpanzees suggests a possible role for early exposure to sex hormones in the development of behavioral differences between the two species...
- Puberty as a life history transitionPeter T Ellison
Department of Human Evolutionary Biology, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA 02139, USA
Ann Hum Biol 39:352-60. 2012..James Tanner's landmark publication, Growth at Adolescence, was not only the first and most comprehensive treatise on the subject of human pubertal development of its time, its core insights have held up remarkably well over time...