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


Education & Training

  • Ph.D., Harvard University 2004

  • M.A., Harvard University 2000

  • B.A., Emory University 1998

Selected Grants

Longitudinal Cognitive and Emotional Development in Working Dog Puppies awarded by National Institutes of Health (Principal Investigator). 2019 to 2024

Can playful learning increase success in canine good citizenship training? awarded by (Principal Investigator). 2018 to 2020

Creating an Online Tool for Large-Scale Comparative Cognition Collaborations awarded by (Principal Investigator). 2017 to 2019

One Health Innovation Fellowships for Zoonotic Disease Research in Mongolia awarded by National Institutes of Health (Mentor). 2013 to 2019

Characterizing Comparative Cognitive Development to Predict and Enhance Military Working Dog Performance awarded by Office of Naval Research (Principal Investigator). 2016 to 2019

2016-17 Next Generation Canine Research Fellowship awarded by (Principal Investigator). 2016 to 2017

Cognitive Predictors of Assistance Dog Success awarded by (Co-Principal Investigator). 2014 to 2016

Reducing the Demand for Bonobo Bushmeat: An Efficacy Assessment of Lola ya Bonobo's Conservation Education Program awarded by National Academy of Sciences (Principal Investigator). 2014 to 2015


Hare, B., and S. Yamamoto. Bonobos: Unique in mind, brain, and behavior. 2018, pp. 1–290. Scopus, doi:10.1093/oso/9780198728511.001.0001. Full Text

Hare, B., and V. Woods. “Cognitive comparisons of genus Pan support bonobo self-domestication.” Bonobos: Unique in Mind, Brain, and Behavior, 2018, pp. 214–32. Scopus, doi:10.1093/oso/9780198728511.003.0015. Full Text

Hare, B., and S. Yamamoto. “Minding the bonobo mind.” Bonobos: Unique in Mind, Brain, and Behavior, 2018, pp. 1–14. Scopus, doi:10.1093/oso/9780198728511.003.0001. Full Text

Krupenye, C., et al. “Does the bonobo have a (chimpanzee-like) theory of mind?Bonobos: Unique in Mind, Brain, and Behavior, 2018, pp. 81–94. Scopus, doi:10.1093/oso/9780198728511.003.0006. Full Text

Tan, J., and B. Hare. “Prosociality among non-kin in bonobos and chimpanzees compared.” Bonobos: Unique in Mind, Brain, and Behavior, 2018, pp. 140–54. Scopus, doi:10.1093/oso/9780198728511.003.0010. Full Text

Faust, L. J., et al. “Bonobo population dynamics: Past patterns and future predictions for the Lola ya Bonobo population using demographic modelling.” Bonobos: Unique in Mind, Brain, and Behavior, 2018, pp. 266–74. Scopus, doi:10.1093/oso/9780198728511.003.0018. Full Text

Walker, K., and B. Hare. “Bonobo baby dominance: Did female defense of offspring lead to reduced male aggression?Bonobos: Unique in Mind, Brain, and Behavior, 2018, pp. 49–64. Scopus, doi:10.1093/oso/9780198728511.003.0004. Full Text

Hare, B. “Is human free will prisoner to primate, ape, and hominin preferences and biases?Moral Psychology, Volume 4: Free Will And Moral Responsibility, 2014, pp. 361–66.

Rosati, Alexandra G., Alexandra G., et al. “Primate Neuroethology.” Primate Neuroethology, edited by Michael L. Platt and Asif A. Ghazanfar, Oxford University Press, USA, 2012, pp. 117–43. Open Access Copy

Rosati, A. G., et al. “Primate Social Cognition: Thirty Years After Premack and Woodruff.” Primate Neuroethology, 2010. Scopus, doi:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195326598.003.0007. Full Text

Rosati, A. G., and B. Hare. “Social Cognition: From Behavior-Reading to Mind-Reading.” Encyclopedia of Behavioral Neuroscience, 2010, pp. 263–68. Scopus, doi:10.1016/B978-0-08-045396-5.00112-3. Full Text Open Access Copy

Watowich, Marina M., et al. “Age influences domestic dog cognitive performance independent of average breed lifespan.Animal Cognition, vol. 23, no. 4, July 2020, pp. 795–805. Epmc, doi:10.1007/s10071-020-01385-0. Full Text

Gnanadesikan, Gitanjali E., et al. “Estimating the heritability of cognitive traits across dog breeds reveals highly heritable inhibitory control and communication factors.Animal Cognition, June 2020. Epmc, doi:10.1007/s10071-020-01400-4. Full Text

Gruen, Margaret E., et al. “Do dog breeds differ in pain sensitivity? Veterinarians and the public believe they do.Plos One, vol. 15, no. 3, Jan. 2020, p. e0230315. Epmc, doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0230315. Full Text

Brooks, J., et al. “Coyotes living near cities are bolder: Implications for dog evolution and human-wildlife conflict.” Behaviour, vol. 157, no. 3–4, Jan. 2020, pp. 289–313. Scopus, doi:10.1163/1568539X-bja10002. Full Text

Horschler, Daniel J., et al. “Absolute brain size predicts dog breed differences in executive function.Animal Cognition, vol. 22, no. 2, Mar. 2019, pp. 187–98. Epmc, doi:10.1007/s10071-018-01234-1. Full Text

Lucca, Kelsey, et al. “The development and flexibility of gaze alternations in bonobos and chimpanzees.Developmental Science, vol. 21, no. 4, July 2018, p. e12598. Epmc, doi:10.1111/desc.12598. Full Text

Hare, B. “Domestication experiments reveal developmental link between friendliness and cognition.” Journal of Bioeconomics, vol. 20, no. 1, Apr. 2018, pp. 159–63. Scopus, doi:10.1007/s10818-017-9264-9. Full Text

Krupenye, Christopher, and Brian Hare. “Bonobos Prefer Individuals that Hinder Others over Those that Help.Current Biology : Cb, vol. 28, no. 2, Jan. 2018, pp. 280-286.e5. Epmc, doi:10.1016/j.cub.2017.11.061. Full Text

MacLean, Evan L., and Brian Hare. “Enhanced Selection of Assistance and Explosive Detection Dogs Using Cognitive Measures.Frontiers in Veterinary Science, vol. 5, Jan. 2018, p. 236. Epmc, doi:10.3389/fvets.2018.00236. Full Text

Tan, Jingzhi, et al. “Bonobos respond prosocially toward members of other groups.Scientific Reports, vol. 7, no. 1, Nov. 2017, p. 14733. Epmc, doi:10.1038/s41598-017-15320-w. Full Text