Rachel Crosby (co-supervised with Nicky Clayton)
“I am interested in the desire state attribution abilities of birds and humans. To investigate this I am looking at how individuals react consciously and unconsciously to changes in others’ desire states.”
Piero Amodio (co-supervised with Nicky Clayton)
“My PhD research aims at investigating the potentials of convergent cognitive evolution between corvids and cephalopods (octopus, cuttlefish and squids). I use similar experimental paradigms to test sophisticated cognition (tool use, future planning, social cognition) in these large brained but dramatically different taxa.”
Yvette Kalaba (University of Rijeka, external supervisor)
Part II students:
For his Part II project, Ben is investigating the interplay between egocentric biases and social distance in belief attribution.
“I’m in my final BSc year of general psychology in the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences at University of Rijeka, Croatia. My interests are mainly in cognitive psychology and neuropsychology, but also experimental psychology in general which makes me open minded and interested in all psychology fields. During my time of study, I had some experience in different fields of research (cognitive psychology, neuropsychology, social psychology, psychology of personality), but I still feel I have to gain more knowledge. I’m motivated to learn and I hope to conduct more research during my next years of study. “
“Currently enrolled in the Undergraduate Psychology Programme, University of Rijeka, Croatia. My interests involve experimental research within the cognitive sciences. Previous involvements include theory of mind and animal behaviour research.”
Past PhD students:
Katharina Brecht (co-supervised with Nicky Clayton)
During her PhD, Katharina investigated whether corvids exhibit a sensitivity to cues that are thought to present precursors of Theory of Mind in humans: biological motion, eye gaze, desires.
Katharina successfully completed her PhD in May 2017 and is currently working as a Postdoctoral Researcher at the Nieder Lab at the University of Tübingen.
Past Internship Students: Past Part II students:
Nadine Beck Oliver Berry
Alice Bridges Emily Curtis-Harper
Rosie Bryce Sioned French
Chantal Deininger Anna Hughes
Arne Dits Jennifer Mittens-Berry
David Hardecker Joanna Shahvisi