Brian Hare

Brian Hare

Professor of Evolutionary Anthropology

External address: 
004 Bio Sci Bldg, Durham, NC 27708
Internal office address: 
Duke Box 90383, Durham, NC 27708-0383
(919) 660-7292


Degrees & Credentials

  • Ph.D., Harvard University 2004

  • M.A., Harvard University 2000

  • B.A., Emory University 1998

Selected Grants

Identifying the cognitive traits of successful companion dogs awarded by National Institutes of Health (Principal Investigator). 2012 to 2013

Bonobos, Chimpanzees and the Developmental Origins of Human Cognition awarded by National Science Foundation (Principal Investigator). 2010 to 2013


Krupenye, C, Rosati, AG, and Hare, B. "What's in a frame? Response to Kanngiesser & Woike (2016)." Biology Letters 12.1 (January 2016): 20150959-null. Full Text

Bray, EE, MacLean, EL, and Hare, BA. "Increasing arousal enhances inhibitory control in calm but not excitable dogs." Animal cognition 18.6 (November 2015): 1317-1329. Full Text Open Access Copy

Reddy, RB, MacLean, EL, Sandel, AA, and Hare, B. "Social inhibitory control in five lemur species." Primates; journal of primatology 56.3 (July 2015): 241-252. Full Text

MacLean, EL, and Hare, B. "Evolution. Dogs hijack the human bonding pathway." Science (New York, N.Y.) 348.6232 (April 16, 2015): 280-281. Full Text

Yamamoto, S, and Hare, B. "Moving bonobos off the scientifically endangered list." Behaviour 152.3-4 (February 10, 2015): 247-258. Full Text

Hare, B, Kwetuenda, S, and Tan, J. "Preference or paradigm? Bonobos show no evidence of other-regard in the standard prosocial choice task." Behaviour 152.3-4 (February 10, 2015): 521-544. Full Text

Hare, B, Schroepfer-Walker, K, and Wobber, V. "Experimental evidence that grooming and play are social currency in bonobos and chimpanzees." Behaviour 152.3-4 (February 10, 2015): 545-562. Full Text

Hare, B, and MacLean, EL. "Bonobos and chimpanzees exploit helpful but not prohibitive gestures." Behaviour 152.3-4 (February 10, 2015): 493-520. Full Text

Krupenye, C, Rosati, AG, and Hare, B. "Bonobos and chimpanzees exhibit human-like framing effects." Biology Letters 11.2 (February 2015): 20140527-null. Full Text

Stewart, L, MacLean, EL, Ivy, D, Woods, V, Cohen, E, Rodriguez, K, McIntyre, M, Mukherjee, S, Call, J, Kaminski, J, Miklósi, Á, Wrangham, RW, and Hare, B. "Citizen Science as a New Tool in Dog Cognition Research." PloS one 10.9 (January 2015): e0135176-. Full Text Open Access Copy