Mathias Osvath



I am an associate professor in Cognitive Zoology. My main research concerns the evolution of cognition, and in particular independently evolved similar cognition which leads to an understanding of cognitive principles. I compare great apes and corvids which are similar in their complex cognition despite sharing a last common ancestor about 320 million years ago. I also study cognition in the deep evolutionary history of the bird lineage, including the extinct dinosaurs, by comparing crocodilians with the least derived birds, the palaeognaths. I similarly study the evolution of the mammals by comparing monotremes, marsupials and placentals. The two lineages are compared in order to get a better picture of the natural history of cognition that lead to the high levels we see today in some species of both lineages.

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Katarzyna Bobrowicz & Mathias Osvath, 2019 apr 30, I : Animal behavior and cognition. 6, 2, s. 81-97

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

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