Animal Behaviour

Researchers in this group are interested in comparative cognition, covering topics such as social cognition, causal understanding, social learning, vocal and non-vocal communication, language and brain evolution. The subjects of their behavioural studies include fish, birds, cetaceans and primates.

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Prof Josep Call

Prof Josep Call

Professor of Comparative Psychology

Problem solving, Causal and inferential reasoning, Mindreading, Comparative cognition

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Prof Malinda Carpenter

Prof Malinda Carpenter

Professor of Developmental Psychology

Imitation, joint attention, pre-verbal communication, prosocial behaviour, group membership

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Dr Juan-Carlos Gomez

Dr Juan-Carlos Gomez

Reader

Evolution and development of social cognition and intelligence

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Dr Lauren Guillette

Dr Lauren Guillette

Honorary Research Fellow

Social learning in nest-building birds

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Prof Susan Healy

Prof Susan Healy

Professor

Animal cognition in the wild

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Prof Vincent Janik

Prof Vincent Janik

Professor of Biology
Director of Scottish Oceans Institute

Acoustic communication and behaviour in marine mammals

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Prof Kevin Laland

Prof Kevin Laland

Professor

Social learning, cultural evolution and niche construction

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Prof Patrick Miller

Prof Patrick Miller

Professor

Acoustic communication and behavioural ecology

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Dr Luke Rendell

Dr Luke Rendell

MASTS Reader in Biology

The evolution of learning, behaviour and communication

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Prof Christian Rutz

Prof Christian Rutz

Professor of Biology

Evolution, ecology and social dynamics of animal tool use

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Dr Amanda Seed

Dr Amanda Seed

Senior Lecturer

Comparative cognition and the evolution of intelligence

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Prof Peter Slater

Prof Peter Slater

Professor of Natural History (Emeritus)

Vocal communication in birds and mammals

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Prof Peter Tyack

Prof Peter Tyack

Professor

Behaviour and acoustic communication in cetaceans

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Dr Mike Webster

Dr Mike Webster

Lecturer in Behavioural and Evolutionary Biology

Behavioural ecology, social learning, evolution, functions & mechanisms of animal grouping behaviour

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Prof Andrew Whiten

Prof Andrew Whiten

Professor of Evolutionary and Developmental Psychology and Wardlaw Professor of Psychology

Social cognition, social learning, tradition and culture in humans and non-human animals

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Prof Klaus Zuberbühler

Prof Klaus Zuberbühler

Professor

The primate roots of human language

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