Brian Hare

Brian Hare

Associate Professor in the Department 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

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


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-. 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

Cieri, RL, Churchill, SE, Franciscus, RG, Tan, J, and Hare, B. "Craniofacial Feminization, Social Tolerance, and the Origins of Behavioral Modernity." Current Anthropology 55.4 (August 2014): 419-443. Full Text

MacLean, EL, Krupenye, C, and Hare, B. "Dogs (Canis familiaris) account for body orientation but not visual barriers when responding to pointing gestures." Journal of comparative psychology (Washington, D.C. : 1983) 128.3 (August 2014): 285-297. Full Text

Rosati, AG, Rodriguez, K, and Hare, B. "The ecology of spatial memory in four lemur species." Animal cognition 17.4 (July 2014): 947-961. Full Text