Ways of Thinking: From Crows To Children And Back Again

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The Linnean Society of London, Burlington House, Piccadilly, London, W1J 0BF, United Kingdom
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Organiser: events@linnean.org
+44 (0)20 7434 4479 EXT 211
Registration: Open (117 places remaining)

EVENING MEETING 18:00–19:00 Thursday 15 February 2018

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Image © Nicky Clayton

This talk reviews some of the recent work on members of the crow family that hide food and have become known as the “feathered apes” because of their remarkable cognitive abilities. In humans, young children do not pass similar tests until they are at least four years of age. Future research will hope to develop tasks that might go some way towards understanding the mechanisms underlying these abilities in both children and corvids, to explore similarities and differences in their ways of thinking and how this might further our understanding of the evolution of cognition.

Professor Nicky Clayton FRS FSB FAPS C Psychol is a scientist and a dancer. She is Professor of Comparative Cognition in the Department of Psychology at the University of Cambridge. She is also Scientist in Residence at Rambert.


  • This event is free and open to all.
  • Registration is essential. Seats will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • Doors will open at 17:30.
  • Tea will be served in the Library from 17:30 and the event will be followed by a wine reception.

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Ways of Thinking: From Crows To Children And Back Again - FREE (117 places remaining)

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