Elisabetta Palagi


Elisabetta focuses her research on the mechanisms that human and non-human primates adopt to increase social cohesion (reconciliation, consolation, appeasement) and the way they communicate and exchange information and emotions (play, emotional contagion, rapid facial mimicry, empathy, social learning and cognitive development). Her cross-species studies on human and non-human primates have been devoted to understand the proximate and ultimate factors of emotional connection between individuals.

Animal Behavior Anthropology Zoology

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Coordinator of the Research Section of the Natural History Museum

University of Pisa
Natural History Museum

Unit of Cognitive Primatology & Primate Center, Institute of Cognitive, Sciences and Technologies CNR


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