Main publications

Some of these publications can be downloaded from my Research Gate account.

Dufour V., Pasquaretta C., Gayet P., Sterck E.H.M (2017). The extraordinary nature of Barney’s drumming: a complementary study of ordinary noise making in chimpanzees. Frontiers in neuroscience. Available online.

Dufour V. (2018). Cognition (primate), including theory of mind in The International Encyclopedia of Biological Anthropology, Wenda Trevathan (ed). John Wiley and Sons, Inc. In press.

Boucherie P., H. Sosa S., Pasquaretta C. & Dufour V. (2016). A longitudinal network analysis of social dynamics in rooks (Corvus frugilegus): repeated group modifications do not affect social network in captive rooks. Current Zoology, zow083. Available online.

Dufour V. (2016). Theory of Mind. In International Encyclopedia of Primatology, ed. Fuentes, A. Wiley-Blackwell, New Jersey.

Boucherie P., Mariette M., Bret C. & Dufour V. (2016). Can monogamous birds bond outside the mated pair? Social relationships in adult rooks (Corvus frugilegus).  Behaviour, Volume 153, Issue 8, pages 897 – 925; DOI: 10.1163/1568539X-00003372.

Dufour V., Poulin N., Curé C. & Sterck E.H.M. (2015). Chimpanzee drumming, a spontaneous performance with characteristics of human musical drumming. Scientific reports, 5, 1132.

Petit O., Dufour V., Herrenschmidt M., De Marco A., Sterck E.H.M. & Call J. (2015). Inference about food location in three cercopithecine species: an insight into the socio-ecological cognition of primates. Animal cognition, 18: 821-830.

Bourjade M., Call J., Pelé M., Maumy M. & Dufour V. (2014). Bonobos and orang-utans, but not chimpanzees, flexibly plan for the future in a token exchange task. Animal Cognition, 17: 1329-1340.

Pelé M., Broihanne M.H., Thierry B., Call J. & Dufour V. (2014). To bet or not to bet? Decision-making under risk in non-human primates. Journal of Risk and Uncertainty. 49: 141-166.

Steelandt S., Broihanne M.H., Romain A., Thierry B. & Dufour V. (2013). Decision-making under risk of loss in children. PLoS One, 8 : e52316.

Wascher C.A.F.,  Dufour V. & Bugnyar T. (2012). Carrion crows cannot overcome impulsive choice in a quantitative exchange task. Frontiers in Psychology, 3: 118.

Steelandt S., Dufour V., Broihanne M.H. & Thierry B. (2012). Children base their investment on calculated pay-off. PLoS One, 7 (3) : e33239.

Bourjade M., Thierry B., Call J. & Dufour V. (2012). Are monkeys able to plan for future exchange? Animal Cognition, 15 (5) : 783-795.

Steelandt S., Thierry B., Broihanne M.H. & Dufour V. (2011). The ability of children to delay gratification in an exchange task, Cognition, 122 : 416-425.

Dufour V., Wascher C.A.F., Braun A., Miller R. & Bugnyar T. (2011). Corvids can decide if a future reward is worth waiting for. Biology Letters, in press.

Leonardi R., Vick S.J. & Dufour V. (2011).Waiting for more: The performance of domestic dogs (Canis familiaris) on exchange tasks. Animal Cognition, available online.

Dekleva M., Dufour V., de Vries H., Spruijt B.M. & Sterck E.H.M. (2011) Chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes) fail a what-where-when task but find rewards by means of a location-based association strategy. PloS ONE 6(2) : e16593.

Dufour V., Sueur C., Whiten A. & Buchanan-Smith H.M. (2011). The impact of moving to a novel environment on social networks, activity and wellbeing in two new world primates. American journal of Primatology, 73:1–10.

Steelandt S., Dufour V., Broihanne M. H. & Thierry B. (2011).Monkey investment based on calculated pay-off. PloS ONE, 6(3): e17801.

Pelé M, Dufour V, Micheletta J & Thierry B (2010). Long-tailed macaques display unexpected waiting in an exchange task. Animal Cognition, 13: 263-271.

Pelé M, Micheletta J, Uhlrich P, Thierry B & Dufour V (2010). Delay Maintenance inTonkean Macaques and Brown Capuchin Monkeys. International Journal of Primatology, 32: 149-166.

Dufour V. (2010). Physical cognition and reasoning in animals. In Encyclopedia of Behavioral Neuroscience. Koob G.F., Thompson R.F. & Le Moal M. (eds.), Elsevier, Oxford.

Leonardi R, Buchanan-Smith HM, Dufour V, MacDonald C & Whiten A. (2009). Living Together : Behaviour and welfare in single and mixed species groups of capuchin (Cebus apella) and squirrel monkeys (Saimiri sciureus). American Journal of Primatology, 72: 33-47.

Dufour V & Petit O (2009). Recognition of monkey faces by monkey experts. Journal of Ethology, 28: 231-238.

Dufour, V., Pelé M., Neumann, M., Thierry B. & Call J. (2009), Calculated reciprocity after all: computation behind token transfers in orangutans. Biology Letters, 5 : 172-175.

Pelé M., Dufour V., Thierry B. & Call J. (2009).Token transfers among great apes: species differences, gestural requests and reciprocal exchange. Journal of Comparative Psychology, 123 : 375-384.

Dufour V. & Sterck E.H.M. (2008). Chimpanzees fail to plan in an exchange task but succeed in a tool-using procedure.Behavioural Processes. 79 : 19-27.

Sterck E.H.M. & Dufour V. (2007). First test then judge episodic Memory in Primate. Behavioral & Brain Science. 30 : 333.

Dufour V., Pelé M., Sterck E.H.M. & Thierry B. (2007). Chimpanzee anticipation of food return: coping with waiting time in an exchange task. Journal of Comparative Psychology, 121, 145-155.

Dufour V., Pascalis O. & Petit O. (2006). Species-specific Face recognition in primates, a comparative study in Brown Capuchin monkeys, Tonkean macaques and Human. Behavioural Processes. 73, 107-113.

Ramseyer A., Pelé M., Dufour V., Chauvin C. & Thierry B. (2006). Accepting loss : the temporal limits of reciprocity in brown capuchin monkeys. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B, 273 : 179-184.

Drapier M., Chauvin C., Dufour V., Uhlrich P. & Thierry B. (2005). Food exchange with humans in brown capuchin monkeys. Primates 46, 241-248.

Dufour V., Coleman M., Campbell R., Petit O. & Pascalis O. (2004). On the species-specificity of face recognition in human adults. Current Psychology of Cognition 22, 315-333.

Dufour V. & Pascalis O. (2002). Du développement de la reconnaissance des visages chez les primates, quel degré de similitude existe-t-il entre les primates humains et les primates non humains ? Primatologie 5, 3-29.

   Published abstracts for conferences

Dufour V., Pelé M., Thierry B. & Call J. (2010). Great apes and economics: evidence of  calculation behind reciprocal transfers. Primate Research, 26 : 366.

Pelé M., Broihanne M.H., Thierry B., Call J. & Dufour V. (2010). Non human primates take their chance in a food gambling game. Primate Research, 26 : 9.

Steelandt S., Dufour V., Broihanne M. H. & Thierry B. 2009. Monkeys can calculate pay-offs before gambling in an exchange task. Folia Primatologica, 80 : 143-144.

Pelé M, Dufour V, Sterck EHM & Thierry B (2006). L'anticipation du bénéfice dans une tâche d'échange de nourriture chez le chimpanzé. Folia Primatologica 78 : 196-208.

Dufour V., Pascalis O. & Petit O. (2005). Discrimination of species of different primate genera in brown capuchin monkeys (Cebus apella) assessed with a visual paired comparison paradigm. Primates report 72, 30.

Dufour V., Petit O. & Pascalis O. (2004). Primates share the same face recognition system. Folia Primatologica 75 (S1), 256.

Dufour V., Pascalis O. & Petit O. (2002). It takes one to know one: Species-specific face recognition system in humans and monkeys. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience (suppl) 69.

   Other publications - Media

France culture : Les matins d’été, « malin comme un corbeau »  (juillet 2014).

France Inter : La tête au carré, « l’intelligence des corvidés » (octobre 2012).

Journal du dimanche, pages sciences par Juliette Demey, « L’intelligence des corbeaux » (9 juin 2014).

Les carnets du management. « Prise de décisions, ce que les singes nous apprennent de nous »  (juin 2014).

Documentaire « Bird Brain » : diffusion sur Servus et Arte (octobre 2012).

Festival du film scientifique : « Bird Brain ». Diffusion suivi d’un débat avec le public au Muséum d’Histoire Naturelle de Paris dans le cadre du festival International du film scientifique (octobre 2012).

L’alsace : page sciences, « Le monde fascinant des corvidés » (avril 2014).

Le monde des sciences :  « A quoi pensent les animaux », Hors série : Pensées scientifiques sur la pensée,  n° 34 (janvier 2014).

Marianne : « Les corbeaux savent-ils attendre ? » Hors série : Ce que l’on ne sait toujours pas, n°799, Août 2013.

Sciences et Avenir : Usure don et prêt chez les singes. Hors série n°152, L’incroyable socialité des animaux

Le corbeau , un être qui gagne à être connu. Exposition photographique librairie Kleber, B. Stollof.

Dialogue d’oiseaux : Camille Martin, diplôme des arts décoratifs de Strasbourg.

L’échange retardé chez les corvidés (Dufour et al. Biology Letters, 2012): Calculating crows know how to wait, ABC Science.

Usure, don et prêt chez les primates. Hors-Série Sciences et Avenir, N°152, p.50-51, 2007.
   Oral communications & posters

Planning in an exchange task in Orangutans. Dufour V. Pele M. & Call J. Poster for the International Primatological Society, Edinburgh, August 2008.

Anticipation and planning in exchange tasks: the temporal dimension of cooperation and its implication in the context of theory of mind. Dufour V. Oral Communication for the workshop of the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) entitled « Theory of Mind: module or emergent property? », Ede-Wareningen, Netherlands, Mars 2007.

Episodic Memory and planning capacities in chimpanzees. Dufour V. Oral Communication for the Francophone Society of Primatology, Strasbourg, October 2006.

Episodic memory and planning in chimpanzees. Dufour V. & Sterck L. Oral Communication for the workshop of the NWO entitled "Animal model in cognitive neurosciences". Leiden, Netherlands, October 2005.

For how long can capuchin monkeys wait for a return ? Ramseyer A., Pelé M., Dufour V. & Thierry B. Poster for the European Federation of Primatology, Göttingen, Germany, August 2005.

Discrimination of different primate genera in brown capuchin monkeys (Cebus apella) as assessed wit a visual paired comparison paradigm. Dufour V., Pascalis O., Petit O. Oral Communication for the European Federation of Primatology, Göttingen, Germany, August 2005.

Do Primate share the same face recognition system ? Dufour V., Pascalis O. & Petit O. Oral Communication for the annual congress of the International Society of Primatology, Turino, Italy, August 2004.

Food exchange with human in brown capuchin monkeys. Dufour V., Drapier M., Chauvin C., Thierry B. Oral Communication for the Annual meeting of the Dutch Society of Behavioural Biology, Dalfsen, Pays Bas, November 2004.

Comparative study of face recognition in human and non human primates. Dufour V., Pascalis O. & Petit O. Oral Communication for the annual meeting of the French Society of Primatology (SFDP), Brussels, Belgium, October 2003.

Role of expertise on other primates face recognition in humans. Dufour V., Kelly D., Pascalis O. & Petit O., Poster for the workshop of the French society of psychology, Rennes, France, March 2003.

Face recognition in human and non human primates. Dufour V., Petit O. & Pascalis O., Oral communication for “les ateliers de conjoncture” of the “Comportement, Cognition et Cerveau” meeting (co-organised by the French Society of Psychology, SFP), Rennes, France, March 2003.

The observer video-pro, benefits and limits of this software in the study of animal behaviour. Dufour V., Oral communication for the annual meeting of the French Society for the Study of Animal Behaviour (SFECA). Strasbourg, France, April 2002.

It takes one to know one, species specific face recognition in Humans and Monkeys. Dufour V., Pascalis O. & Petit O. Poster for the annual meeting of the Cognitive Neuroscience Society, San Francisco, April 2002.