Ethological Studies Laboratory

 By using primates, particularly the Japanese macaque, as subjects, we study their behavior during infant development, the mother-child relationship, and peer relationships. We have an outdoor facility in Maniwa City, the Okayama Prefecture, to observe Japanese macaques.
Each one of the approximately 160 monkeys has a name, and we have records for their year of birth and blood relatives. We also conduct behavioral studies on mammals other than the Japanese macaque at zoos and other facilities.

Faculty

Professor (S/A)
NAKAMICHI Masayuki
Director/Professor (S/A)
YASOSHIMA Yasunobu
Associate Professor
YAMADA Kazunori