Tomas Persson

Tomas Persson

Associate professor, Senior lecturer, Researcher, Scientific director

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Associate professor in cognitive science and Scientific director at Lund University Primate Research Station Furuvik.

Besides a general interest in human evolution and primate behaviour the work is focused on questions regarding great apes' capacities for representation. This has been addressed in studies of e.g. gorillas' and bonobos' understanding of pictures, and currently in various new projects. See the tab "Projects."

I am also involved in research on rock-art (carvings and paintings), in collaboration with researchers at the Linnaeus University.

I teach on the courses Animal Cognition and Theories and Models in Cognitive Science.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 15 - Life on Land

UKÄ subject classification

  • Psychology (excluding Applied Psychology)
  • Zoology
  • Archaeology
  • Social Sciences Interdisciplinary


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