Michelle Rodrigues

Michelle A. Rodrigues is a Postdoctoral Fellow with the Beckman Institute and the Department of Anthropology at University of Illinois.

Recent Posts

July 9, 2018 in Biology, Gender

Sex Roles Are Flexible in Chimpanzees and Bonobos. What Does That Say About Human Evolution?

A new study shows that chimpanzees and bonobos are far more similar in their gender roles than previously thought. In order to understand the range of complexity in our evolutionary…
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June 12, 2018 in Biology, Gender

Can Monkeys Be Gay? What Homosexual Behavior in Primates Can Tell Us About the Evolution of Human Sexuality

Recent observations of homosexual behavior in male spider monkeys adds to our knowledge of these behaviors and may help us answer questions about the evolutionary functions homosexual behaviors may play.
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May 17, 2018 in Biology

Quantum Chimpanzees: Do Watched Primates Change Their Behavior?

In particle physics, the mere act of looking at an electron changes its direction of movement. Could observing primates also change the outcome of what is observed?
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