Chimpanzee Who’s Who?

CAN YOU TELL IF TWO CHIMPANZEES ARE RELATED JUST BY LOOKING AT THEIR PHOTOS?

In our experiment, hosted by Gorilla.sc, you will see a photo of a chimpanzee and four possible matches. Can you tell who is related to who? Mothers, fathers, brothers, sisters – they’re all there! Humans can recognise biological relatives through facial features; we want to explore how kin-based facial recognition evolved in humans and other primates.

Our data collection is now finished (thank you!) but so many people enjoyed taking this study we’ve left it up as an on-line quiz! You can play for fun here; there are a few different versions so feel free to try it out a few times and see how you do!

You can contact us if you have any questions or concerns. Enjoy!