Cognitive Adaptations Research Group

We study a wide variety of animals from parrots, through New Caledonian crows, to various species of primates (including humans), attempting to unravel animals' cognitive adaptations to their environments. We use a range of behavioural techniques, studying animals in the wild and in captivity.

PhD students:


The work of our research group is inherently cross-disciplinary, and we have excellent on-going collaborations several colleagues with in the University of Birmingham.

School of Biosciences

School of Computer Science

School of Psychology


We are grateful to the following bodies for supporting our research:

  • University of Birmingham
  • NERC
  • ESRC