E. (Emile) Bryon MSc

PhD Candidate
Animal Behaviour and Cognition
Research areas

My main interests pertain to non-human primate social learning and the origins of culture in the animal kingdom. I am currently investigating the capacities and motivation of sanctuary-based chimpanzees to display cumulative cultural evolution (CCE), in collaboration with the Chimfunshi Wildlife Sanctuary in Zambia and the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology of Leipzig in Germany. I aim to explore capacities for CCE in chimpanzees by conducting multiple experiments which will shed light on the conditions conducive to or inhibiting this phenomenon in our closest evolutionary relative.