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Evolutionary Morphology Section
"The section aims to elucidate the evolutionary processes and diversity of such morphological traits as encephalization, hominoidization, the development of specialized locomotor styles such as bipedalism, functional adaptation of sensory organs, ontogeny process, using a wide encompassing multidisciplinary approach."
Photo:Measuring locomotion of Macaca arctoides for 3D analysis
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http://www.pri.kyoto-u.ac.jp/sections/keitai/index-e.htm
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Systematics and Phylogeny Section
"To understand the process of primate evolution, we take a multidisciplinary approach in the investigation of the morphology and distribution of living and fossil primates, taking into account of the effects of regional and global environmental changes."
Photo:Searching fossil primates in Myanmer.
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http://www.pri.kyoto-u.ac.jp/sections/keitou/index_e.html
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Ecology and Conservation Section
"We conduct fieldwork in Japan, Africa, and Southeast Asia to study population dynamics, feeding and behavioral ecology of wild primates and the effect of environmental factors on them. We also study the interactions between primates and other living things and primate conservation ecology."
Photo: Japanese macaque siblings huddling together for thermoregulation
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http://www.pri.kyoto-u.ac.jp/sections/ecolcons/index-e.html
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Social Systems Evolution Section
This section conducts research in Africa and Asia on wild primate populations in order to elucidate the processes of evolution of social systems and hominization using behavioral and ecological methodologies.
Photo:Tool use of chimpanzees for dipping honey.
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http://www.pri.kyoto-u.ac.jp/sections/social_systems_evolution/index-e.html
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Language and Intelligence Section
"This section aims to explore higher cognitive functions in apes, especially in chimpanzees. The approach of comparative cognitive science will lead us to understand human language and intelligence from an evolutionary perspective."
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http://www.pri.kyoto-u.ac.jp/koudou-shinkei/shikou/index.html
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Cognition and Learning Section
"The aim of our research is to understand the evolutionary origins and mechanisms of human cognitive function, social behavior, communications, and their dysfunction in psychiatric disorders, using an interdisciplinary approach including cognitive science, comparative psychology, neuropsychopharmacology, and social genomics in both humans and non-human primates. "
photo:Measuring brain circulation during reading lips.
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http://www.pri.kyoto-u.ac.jp/sections/ninchi/index-e.html
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Cognitive Neuroscience Section
"The section aims at understanding brain mechanisms underlying emotion, memory, perception, and communication. We are analyzing single neuron activity, neural connections, and effects of various molecules on behavior. We also conduct human brain imaging studies."
"photo: A family of common marmoset, an example of acoustic analysis (right top), and a fragment of brain (right bottom)"
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http://www.pri.kyoto-u.ac.jp/sections/cognitive_neuroscience/index_e.html
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Systems Neuroscience Section
"This section aims at elucidating how a variety of nerve cells in the primate brain construct neural networks to achieve higher functions, such as motor control and cognitive behavior, and what mechanisms underlie these functions, by means of multidisciplinary approaches (anatomy, physiology, molecular biology etc.) in combination with the cutting-edge ""in vivo gene transfer"" technique. "
Photo: Japanese monkey learning and performing a cognitive task
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http://www.pri.kyoto-u.ac.jp/sections/systems_neuroscience/index.html
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Molecular Biology Section
"We investigate the following items in primates using genomes, genes, and proteins.1) Evolution based on segmental DNA and chromosomes.2) Evolution of sensory function of vision, olfaction, and taste etc.3) Evolutional biology/medicine with iPS cells and primate developmental biology.
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http://www.pri.kyoto-u.ac.jp/sections/molecular_biology/english/index.html
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Cellular Biology Section
"We engage in cellular biology such as the following research themes. (1) Changes in the structure and function of chromosomes in human evolution(2) Conservation of biological diversity using developmental engineering techniques(3) Conservation breeding by endocrinological, ethological, and cytological approaches in endangered animals "
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Center for Human Evolution Modeling Research
"We conduct multidisciplinary primate research including infectious diseases, medicine and welfare, and conservation genetics. The Center is also responsible for breeding and raising, health control, and animal welfare for all primate species in PRI."
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http://www.pri.kyoto-u.ac.jp/sections/chemr/index_e.html
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Center for International Collaboration and Advanced Studies in Primatology (CICASP)
"The Center for International Collaboration and Advanced Studies in Primatology (CICASP) promotes internationalization at Kyoto University's Primate Research Institute (PRI) through its research and educational activities. CICASP is dedicated to the recruitment of international students, the facilitation and support of international collaborations, and the education and encouragement of students to become leaders in their respective international scientific communities."
Photo: Chimpanzee lithic technology in Guinea.
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http://www.cicasp.pri.kyoto-u.ac.jp/
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Deapartment of Wildlife Science
The Department aims to create a new discipline called Wildlife Science by combining Life science and other various approaches with the fieldworkof the endangered animals.
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http://www.pri.kyoto-u.ac.jp/sections/wildlife_science/english/index.html
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