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Elisabetta Palagi

Primatologist, University of Pisa

Coordinator of the Research Section of the Natural History Museum of the University of Pisa, Italy.
Elisabetta focuses her research on the mechanisms that human and non-human primates adopt to increase social cohesion (reconciliation, consolation, appeasement) and the way they communicate and exchange information and emotions (play, emotional contagion, rapid facial mimicry, empathy, social learning and cognitive development). Her cross-species studies on human and non-human primates have been devoted to understand the proximate and ultimate factors of emotional connection between individuals.


  • –present
    Primotologist, University of Pisa