PLANNING IN CORVIDS AND GREAT APES

Project: Research

Layman's description

This project investigates future-oriented cognition in corvids and great apes to understand the evolution and structure of such complex cognition.

The research on great apes partly aims at providing insights into the evolution of human foresight; the research on corvids will, in comparison with the apes, shed light on the independent evolution of cognitive future-orientation and complex cognition. The research aims to better understand the building blocks of complex cognition and thus aims to incorporate developmental and neurobiological studies to gain knowledge on the underlying mechanisms behind the independently evolved cognitive abilities in different species.
StatusActive
Effective start/end date2013/01/012017/12/31

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