Mental Time Travel In Crows And Humans

Nicola Clayton and Clive Wilkins: Mental Time Travel In Crows And Humans 3 March 2015

Nicola Clayton, Clive Wilkins

Mental Time Travel In Crows And Humans
Tuesday, March 3, 2015 - 18:45

Nicola Clay and Clive Wilkins discuss recent experimental research into the advanced cognition of the the crow family and compare these birds' intelligence to that of primates including ourselves.

Nicola Clay and Clive Wilkins made a joint presentation on memory (mental time travel) in humans and other animals with examples of well-known cases of memory loss, embodied memories such as dance steps and planning for the future. The birds didn't feature much except in a clip from a TV game show. The lecturers also demonstrated sleights of hand and produced much metaphorical fog.

Nicola Clayton is Professor of Comparative Cognition in the Department of Psychology at the University of Cambridge, a Fellow of Clare College and a Fellow of the Royal Society. Clive Wilkins is a painter and artist in residence in the Department of Psychology

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