I'm honoured that my name appears on the list below recognizing the 2017 APS (Association for Psychological Science) Rising Stars. More information about this designation can be found by clicking here.
I spent three days discussing individual variation in cognition with the folks pictured below. This was made possible by the hard work of Jo Madden and his team - who hosted and organized the workshop. Thanks to the ERC for funding this successful meeting! Twitter @CognWork
I gave a talk about how to measure cognition - a prelude to a meta-analysis I am conducting on the relationship between animal cognition and personality.
Alexis Breen gave a talk on more of her PhD work at the 4th Annual Institute for Behavioural and Neural Sciences (IBANS) Symposium.
Sue Healy organized a symposium on Animal Cognition at the 9th International Symposium of Integrative Zoology in Xining, China. It was a truly amazing experience: we met and made many new friends, both at the conference and around Xining and Beijing. I can't wait to go back!
Me, Sue Healy, Mark Mainwaring and Jim Reynolds organized a symposium on The form and Function of Bird Nests at the EOU2017 in Turku, Finland. I presented some of Alexis Breen's PhD work (see poster below) while she was busy running an experiment back home in St Anderws.
The new book Avian Cognition is here - buy your copy from Cambridge University Press: bit.ly/2vRZMlO
Pictured below are some of the authors/editors at Behviour2017 in Lisbon, Portugal.
Back row standing (starting L): G. Vallortiga, L. Huber, S. Teccich, C. ten Cate (co-editor), S. Healy (co-editor), D. Kelly, C. Rowe, C. Sturdy, T. Bugnyar, N. Boogert, L. Aplin,
Front row (starting L): I. Pepperberg, me, A. Auersperg
I gave a talk about IEGs and social learning in zebra finches using a foraging. You can see me lovely collaborators in the photo below.
We are so sad to say au revoir to Cléemence Bonneaud, who has spent the past eight weeks working with Alexis on a project examining the mechanisms of social learning about nest building in zebra finches in our lab. We wish her the best of luck! Clém is returning to Université Paris 13 to finish her Master's I (Ethology) program.
The Conference on Comparative Cognition (C03) was packed with great talks and events again this year. First, congratulations to Alexis Breen for winning the Ron Weisman Memorial Outstanding Student Presentation! I also organized and chaired a mentor session aimed at undergraduate and graduate students attending the conference.
Below is the poster from the mentor session
New paper out in Animal Behaviour by lead author Allison Hahn - good work Allison! Please email me if you would like a copy.