Harlow Center for Biological Psychology/ Primate Lab

Web http://psych.wisc.edu/primatelab/primatelabhome.html

Email ccoe@wisc.edu -- Dr. Christopher Coe (Director)

Phone (608) 263-3550 -- Primate Lab

Fax (608) 262-6020

Hours Monday - Friday 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Department of Psychology
22 North Charter Street
Madison, WI 53715-2613

The Harlow Center for Biological Psychology is located on the campus of the University of Wisconsin-Madison. It is administered through the Department of Psychology and has long been home to internationally recognized research on behavioral and developmental psychology. The Harlow Center is affiliated with, but independent from, the adjacent Wisconsin Primate Research Center.

Mission Statement

To improve our understanding of infant development and the biological basis of behavior in order to promote health and psychological well being across the life span.

Specific Objectives

  • To maintain a healthy and productive nonhuman primate colony in order to facilitate psychological and biomedical research at the University of Wisconsin.
  • To evaluate and apply modern animal husbandry techniques to ensure the optimal care of rhesus monkeys involved in our breeding and research projects.
  • To investigate the relationship between physiological processes and behavior, especially the neurobiological substrate of cognition, sensory perception, and emotions.
  • To determine the influence of genetic, prenatal, and environmental factors on the maturation of immune responses in the young infant.
  • To assess the effect of environmental factors and life style, such as alcohol consumption, on the development and functioning of the brain, especially with respect to psychological and learning capabilities.
  • To ascertain the influence of nutritional factors on pregnancy and infant development, especially with regard to iron deficiency anemia.


The Harlow Center is located on the corner of Charter Street and Capitol Court, one block north of Regent Street. Access to the building is restricted to those who work in the building. 

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