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My research focuses on the evolution of cognition – through study of mechanism, development, phylogeny and fitness value – in crocodilians, palaeognaths (ratites and tinamous), corvids and primates.

It comprises three overlapping projects: independent cognitive evolution in primates and corvids; reconstructing the minds of early birds and non-avian dinosaurs; and the origins of pyrocognition (fire-related cognition) in animals, extinct hominins and modern humans.

UKÄ subject classification

  • Behavioral Sciences Biology
  • Psychology (excluding Applied Psychology)
  • Zoology
  • Philosophy
  • Ecology

Free keywords

  • Animal Cognition
  • Comparative Psychology
  • cognitive zoology
  • Cognitive science
  • Pyrocognition


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