Ivo Jacobs


Research areas and keywords

UKÄ subject classification

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


  • Animal Cognition, Comparative Psychology, cognitive zoology


My research focuses on the cognitive abilities of apes and corvids in the physical domain. Both proximate and ultimate mechanisms of physical cognition are investigated, in the hope we will learn more about what these animals understand about the physical world they inhabit, how it has evolved and why particularly in these distantly related taxa.

Recent research outputs

Lambert, M., Ivo Jacobs, Mathias Osvath & von Bayern, A., 2019, In : Behaviour. 156, 5-8, p. 505-594 89 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

Ivo Jacobs, 2018, Encyclopedia of Animal Cognition and Behavior. Vonk, J. & Shackelford, T. (eds.). Springer Nature Switzerland AG

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingEntry for encyclopedia/dictionary

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