Dr. Jeffery Froehlich

Dr. Jeffery Froehlich is a Research Collaborator of the Division of Mammals, Smithsonian Institution, USA. He will be here in the RMBR from the 5th to the 14th Jan 2009. He is an expert in primate systematics and is here to look at the skulls of macaques in Singapore and the region.

He is currently looking at the relationship of brain size with variables. It seems that a bigger brain doesn’t mean that the primate is smarter, but could be due to the variable development of the primate in different geographic location. Apart from the above study, he is also looking into what is known as ‘Sexual Swelling’ in Chimpanzees. Many would regard it as a chimp’s way of attracting mates, but he suspects it could instead be for mate recognition and he names it SMRS – ‘Specific Mate Recognition System’.

This entry was posted in visitor. Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s