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

Michael Ranta, Anna Cabak Rédei, Tomas Persson & Skoglund, P., 2019 Jan 9, (Accepted/In press) In : Cambridge Archaeological Journal. CAJ-AR-2018-0065.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Gabriela-Alina Sauciuc & Tomas Persson, 2018 Oct 19, The Conversation 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to specialist publication or newspaperSpecialist publication article

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