Tomas Persson

Senior Lecturer, Researcher, Head of department, Scientific director

Research areas and keywords

UKÄ subject classification

  • Zoology
  • Psychology (excluding Applied Psychology)


Doctor 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."

Publications that can not be found below are listed, and can sometimes be downloaded, here.

I teach on the course Animal Cognition and act as Head of Department of Philosophy.

Recent research outputs

Gabriela-Alina Sauciuc, Zlakowska, J., Tomas Persson, Lenninger, S. & Elainie Madsen, 2020 May 20, In : PLoS ONE. 15, 5, e0232717.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Michael Ranta, Tomas Persson, Skoglund, P. & Gjerde, J. M., 2020 May 18, (Accepted/In press) In : Oxford Journal of Archaeology.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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