James Higham

Assistant Professor of Biological Anthropology, New York University

James Higham is an Assistant Professor of Biological Anthropology at New York University. His research interests lie in sexual selection and communication, and he explores primate signaling behavior from genetic, neuroendocrine, behavioral, and morphological perspectives. Dr. Higham has many on-going projects, ranging from fieldwork on communication systems in several species of macaques, guenons and baboons, to research on game theoretic signaling models and the computational modeling of primate perception. His several dozen publications include Guest Edited special issues of the journal Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology on the topic of multimodal communication, American Journal of Primatology on the topic of primate signals, and International Journal of Primatology on the topic of primate coloration. His work has been covered by numerous newspapers, journals and blogs, ranging from the BBC and MSNBC to the Times of London and the New York Times.

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Animal Language

Saturday, November 17th
2:30 - 4:30PM

Past Event

The animal kingdom has evolved multiple adaptive strategies for the efficient transmission of information, one way of defining language. In this roundtable, led by experts in fields ranging from the communication in dolphins, monkeys, and whales to speech recognition technology, we will explore the phonics and sonics of animal communication. Sonic waves–undersea and above ground,… read more »