Comparative Cognition in Animals
Prof N S Clayton FRS (Head)
Professor of Comparative Cognition in the Department of Psychology
Tel: 01223 333559
Current Topics in Animal Cognition include:
- Mental time travel (episodic-like memory and future planning) by food-caching Western Scrub-Jays.
- Social and physical cognition in corvids (members of the crow family, which includes jackdaws, rooks and jays), from studies of alliance formation and post-conflict behaviours in rooks, and food-sharing in jackdaws, to tests of what jays and rooks understand about tools and other tests of folk physics.
Current Topics in Development include:
- Development of social cognition, future planning and causal reasoning in young children.
Current collaborators include:
Within the Department of Psychology, Cambridge
Mr Clive Wilkins, Artist in Residence
Dr Jon Simons
Mr Mark Baldwin, Artistic Director, Rambert Dance Company
Professor Cristina Atance, University of Ottawa
Dr Nathan Emery, Queen Mary, University of London
Professor Alison Gopnik, University of California at Berkeley
Professor Russell Gray, Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History, Jena
Professor Andrew Meltzoff, University of Washington
Dr Alex Taylor, University of Aukland
Professor Ian Apperley, University of Birmingham
Dr Robert Lurz, Brooklyn College, CUNY