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Title Animal cognition: Does being clever in one task mean being a genius generally?
Project based on existing data
Group Behavioural Ecology
Project type thesis
Credits 12-36
Supervisor(s) S�verine Kotrschal
Examiner(s) Marc Naguib
Contact info severine.kotrschal@wur.nl
Begin date 2020/10/12
End date 2023/04/01
Description Cognition includes many different aspects, ranging from basic traits like attention and perception to more complex skills like insight and theory of mind that are traditionally associated with a few large brained species such as parrot or primates only. Performing well in one task does not necessarily imply mastering another task very well too, or does it ? Using a database of 140 fish tested in different cognitive tasks we can unravel whether performance across different cognitive skills is correlated.
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