Comparative Cognition

Evolution explores a high-dimensional space of alternative embodiments and behavioural niches. By comparing and contrasting we can learn a lot about the design constraints for life. Our featured lectures here cover that large-brained and strangely-embodied invertebrate, the octopus (Benny Hochner), the remarkably flexible intelligence of Caledonian Crows (Alex Kacelnik), and tool-use in non-human primates (Dorothy Fragaszy).



Featured Lectures


Benny HochnerBenny Hochner (2015)

Embodied organization of the unique motor control of the octopus's flexible and 'strange body'



Alex KacelnikAlex Kacelnik (2013)


Will we ever reverse engineer animal cognition?




Other Lectures


The developmental neuromechanics and evolution of vocal cooperation

Sensorimotor loop simulations for tool-use