Scientific Publications

 Publications by The Gorilla Foundation

  1. Kaufman, J.A., Tszka, J.M., Patterson, F.P., Erwin, J.M., Hof, P.R. and Allman, J.M., “Structural Diffusion MRI of a Gorilla Brain Performed Ex Vivo at 9.4 Tesla,” in The Human Brain Evolving: Paleoneurological Studies in Honor of Ralph L. Holloway, Ed. Broadfield, D., Yuan, M., Schick, K. and Toth, N., Sone Age Institute Press, 2010, 171-181.
  2. Tanner, Joanne E., Patterson, Francine G. and Byrne, Richard W.; The Development of Spontaneous Gestures in Zoo-living Gorillas and Sign-taught Gorillas: From Action and Location to Object Representation; The Journal of Developmental Processes, Fall 2006, Volume 1, 69-102.
  3. Patterson, F.G.P., “Koko,” in Encyclopedia of Animal Behavior, Volume 2, section G (Gorillas), edited by Marc Bekoff, Greenwood Press, 2004.
  4. Rose, A. L., Patterson, F. and Cohn, R. Michael’s Dream, in press.
  5. Patterson, F.G.P “Communication Studies” in The Great Ape Project Census: Recognition for the Uncounted, (Foreword by Peter Singer), 2003, Great Ape Project (GAP) Books. Pp. 219-232.
  6. Bonvillian, J.D., & Patterson, F.G.P. “A New Paradigm?” comment on “The Emergence of a New Paradigm in Ape Language Research” by Shanker, S.G. and King, B.J. Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 2002, 25, 621-622.
  7. Patterson, F.G.P. and Gordon, W. “Twenty-seven years of Project Koko and Michael.” In Birute Galdikas, Nancy Briggs, Lori Sheeran, Gary Shapiro, and Jane Goodall (eds.), All Apes Great and Small, Volume I: Chimpanzees, Bonobos, and Gorillas. Kluwer Press, 2002.
  8. Patterson, F.G.P. and Matevia, M.L. “The status of gorillas worldwide.” In Birute Galdikas, Nancy Briggs, Lori Sheeran, Gary Shapiro, and Jane Goodall (eds.), All Apes Great and Small, Volume I: Chimpanzees, Bonobos, and Gorillas. Kluwer Press, 2002.
  9. Matevia, M.L., Patterson, F.G.P. and Hillix, W.A. “Pretend play in a signing gorilla.” In Robert Mitchell, Pretending and Imagination in Animals and Children. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, February 2002.
  10. McFarland, R.K., Patterson, F.G.P and Zihlman, A.L. “Body composition in a prime adult male gorilla compared to a male of similar body mass and a female of similar age,” presented at the 70th Annual Meeting of the American Association of Physical Anthropologists, Kansas City, Missouri, March 28-31, 2001.
  11. Patterson, F.G.P., Matevia, M.L. and Hillix, W.A. “Language acquisition in lowland gorillas: What Project Koko has shown us.” Russian Journal of Foreign Psychology. Moscow: Master Press, 2000.
  12. Bonvillian, J.D. and Patterson, F.G.P. “Early Sign-Language Acquisition: Comparisons between Children and Gorillas.” In S.T. Parker, R.W. Mitchell and H.L. Miles (eds.), The Mentalities of Gorillas and Orangutans. New York: Cambridge University Press, 1999.
  13. Patterson, F. Koko-Love! Conversations with a Signing Gorilla. Dutton Children’s Books, New York, 1999.
  14. Bonvillian, J.D. and Patterson, F.G.P. “Sign Language Acquisition and the Development of Meaning in a Lowland Gorilla.” In C. Mandell and A. McCabe (eds.), The Problem of Meaning: Behavioral and Cognitive Perspectives. Amsterdam: Elsevier, 1997.
  15. Kranz, L.A., and Patterson, F. “State of the Art Preserve Designed For and By Gorillas.” Humane Innovations and Alternatives, 1994, 8, 574-578.
  16. Bonvillian, J.D., Maynard, A.E., and Patterson, F.G.P. “The Acquisition of Sign Formational Aspects in a Lowland Gorilla,” paper presented at the 6th Annual Conference of the American Psychological Society, Washington, D.C., July 1994.
  17. Patterson, F.G.P., and Cohn, R.H. “Self-recognition and Self-awareness in Lowland Gorillas.” In S.T. Parker, R.W. Mitchell and M.L. Boccia (eds.), Self-awareness in Animals and Humans. New York: Cambridge University Press, 1994.
  18. Bonvillian, J.D. and Patterson, F.G.P. “Early Language Acquisition in Children and Gorillas: Vocabulary Content and Sign Iconicity.” First Language, 1993, 13, 315-338.
  19. Patterson, F., and Gordon, W. “The Case for the Personhood of Gorillas.” In P. Cavalieri and P. Singer (eds.), The Great Ape Project: Equality Beyond Humanity. London: Fourth Estate, 1993 and New York: St. Martin’s, 1994.
  20. Patterson, F.G.P., Holts, C.L., and Saphire, L. “Cyclic Changes in Hormonal, Physical, Behavioral and Linguistic Measures in a Female Lowland Gorilla.” American Journal of Primatology, 1991, 24, 181-194.
  21. Tanner, J. & Patterson, F. Gestural communication in captive lowland gorillas. Paper presented at the Thirteenth Annual meeting of the American Society of Primatologists, Davis, California, July 1990.
  22. Patterson, F.G.P. & Holts, C.L. Project Koko: Language acquisition by lowland gorillas. In Introduction to the Study of Language, F. Peng & B. Hoffer (Eds.). London: Cole and Whurr, Ltd., 1990.
  23. Patterson, F.G.P., and Cohn, R.H. “Language Acquisition by a Lowland Gorilla: Koko’s First Ten Years of Vocabulary Development,” Word, August 1990, 41 (2), 97-143.
  24. Patterson, F., and Kennedy, M.K. “Interspecies Communication: Humane Innovation.” Humane Innovations and Alternatives in Animal Experimentation—A Notebook, 1989, 3, 126-127.
  25. Patterson, F., Tanner, J., and Mayer, N. “Pragmatic Analysis of Gorilla Utterances: Early Communicative Development in the Gorilla Koko.” Journal of Pragmatics, 1988, 12 (1), 35-55.
  26. Patterson, F., and Patterson, C.H. “Review of Ape Language: From Conditioned Response to Symbol.” American Journal of Psychology, 1988, 101 (4), 582-590.
  27. Patterson, F., and Espey, L. Gorilla Facility Survey Results. Laboratory Primate Newsletter, 1988, 27 (1), 27-28.
  28. Patterson, F., Patterson, C. H., and Brentari, D.K. “Language in Child, Chimp, and Gorilla.” American Psychologist, March 1987, 42 (3), 270-272.
  29. Patterson, F., and Espey, L. “Procedures at the Gorilla Foundation.” Gorilla Gazette, November 1987, 1 (2).
  30. Patterson, F. Koko’s Story. New York: Scholastic Books, 1987.
  31. Patterson, C.H., and Patterson, F.G. “On Being Human—Language and Primates.” Contemporary Psychology, Letters, 1986, 31(9), 722-723.
  32. Patterson, F. “The Mind of the Gorilla: Conversation and Conservation.” In K. Benirschke (ed.), Primates: The Road to Self-Sustaining Populations. New York: Springer-Verlag, 1986.
  33. Patterson, F., Share, E., and Cornwall, C. “Interspecies Communication and Conservation.” Primate Conservation (IUCN/SSC), January 1985, 5, 39-40.
  34. Patterson, F. Koko’s Kitten. New York: Scholastic Books, 1985.
  35. Patterson, F. “Self-Recognition by Gorilla Gorilla Gorilla.” Gorilla Journal, June 1984, 7(2), 2-3.
  36. Patterson, F. “Gorilla Language Acquisition.” National Geographic Society Research Reports, vol.17 (1976 Projects). Washington, D.C.: National Geographic Society, January1985.
  37. Patterson, F., and Linden, E. The Education of Koko. New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1981.
  38. Patterson, F. “More on Ape Talk.” The New York Review of Books, April 1981, 28 (5), 43.
  39. Patterson, F. “Koko the Articulate Gorilla.” Ms. Magazine, December 1981, 42-48.
  40. Patterson, F. “Gorilla Warfare.” American Psychological Association Monitor, Letters, January 1981, 2 (1), 16, 41.
  41. Patterson, F. “Generalized Language Ability in the Gorilla.” Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association, Los Angeles, August 1981.
  42. Patterson, F. “Can an Ape Create a Sentence? Some Affirmative Evidence.” Science, 1981, 211, 86-87.
  43. Patterson, F. “In Search of Man: Experiments in Primate Communication.” The Michigan Quarterly Review, Winter 1980, 19 (1), 95-114.
  44. Patterson, F. “Gorilla Talk: Comment on Monkey Business.” The New York Review of Books, October 1980, 27 (15), 45-46.
  45. Patterson, F.G. “Innovative Uses of Language by a Gorilla: A Case Study.” in K.E. Nelson (ed.), Children’s Language, vol. 2. New York: Gardner Press, 1980.
  46. Patterson, F. “Comment on Terrace.” NYU Educational Quarterly, Letters, 1980, 11 (3), 33.
  47. Patterson, F.G. “Linguistic Capabilities of a Young Lowland Gorilla.” In F.C. Peng (ed.), Sign Language and Language Acquisition in Man and Ape: New Dimensions in Comparative Pedolinguistics. Boulder, Colorado: Westview Press, 1978. Reprinted in R.L. Schiefelbusch and J.H. Hollis (eds.), Language Intervention from Ape to Child. Baltimore, Maryland: University Park Press, 1979.
  48. Patterson, F.G. Linguistic Capabilities of a Lowland Gorilla. Stanford University, Ph.D. dissertation, 1979. University Microfilms International, Ann Arbor, MI 48106 (#79-172-69). Abs. in Dissertation Abstracts International, August 1979, 40-B, 2.
  49. Patterson, F. “Conversations with a Gorilla.” National Geographic, October 1978, 154 (4), 438-465. Condensed in Reader’s Digest, March 1979, 114 (683), 81-86.
  50. Scott, M.S., Brown, A.L., and Patterson, F. “Conditional Relational Learning in Preschool Children.” The Journal of Genetic Psychology, 1978, 32, 55-66.
  51. Patterson, F.G.P. “Human Communication with Gorillas.” in G.B. Stone (ed.), In the Spirit of Enterprise. San Francisco: W.H. Freeman & Co., 1978.
  52. Patterson, F.G. “The Gestures of a Gorilla: Language Acquisition in Another Pongid.” Brain and Language, 1978, 5, 72-97.

Related Books and Papers

  1. Clark, M. et al., “Koko’s Mac II: A Preliminary Report.” In L. Brenda (ed.), The Art of Human-Computer Interface Design. Reading, Massachusetts: Addison-Wesley Pub. Co., 1990
  2. Cohn, R.H. “Interspecies Communication for Gorilla Enrichment and Research,” Proceedings: Columbus Zoo Gorilla Workshop, June 22-25, 1990
  3. Cohn, Ronald. H. “Koko.” Faces, November 1990, 7(3), 14-17.
  4. Crail, Ted. Apetalk and Whalespeak. Los Angeles: J.P. Tarcher, 1981.
  5. Fadiman, Anne. “How a Loquacious Gorilla Named Koko Became Smitten With Kittens.” Life, July 1985, 8(8), 22-28. Condensed in Reader’s Digest, October 1985, 127, (762), 200-206.
  6. Godwin, Sara. Gorillas. New York: Mallard Press, 1990.
  7. Goodreau, M.T., “Speech Sound Discrimination Ability in a Lowland Gorilla.” San Jose State University, Dept. of Communication Sciences and Disorders, M.A. thesis, May 1987.
  8. Gorilla, a journal published semiannually by the Gorilla Foundation, Box 620-530, Woodside, CA 94062.
  9. Griffiths, Joan, “Gorilla My Dreams: Designing an Ape’s Computer Poses Unexpected Challenges.” Omni, November 1991, 14(2), 27.
  10. McNulty, Faith. With Love from Koko. New York: Scholastic Books, 1989.
  11. Summers, Beth. “Koko’s Computer.” National Geographic World, November 1993, (219), 14-17.
  12. Vessels, Jane. “Koko’s Kitten.” National Geographic, January 1985, 167 (1), 110-113.
  13. Watson, Lyna M. “Hormone Levels and Overt Social Behaviors, Including Signed Output, in a Captive Lowland Gorilla.” Zoo Biology, 1984, 3, 285-306.