Who are we?
I received a Ph.D. in Psychology from Aix-Marseille University in 2011, under the supervision of Prof. Jacques Vauclair. I am now working with Prof. Richard Byrne (Scottish Primate Research Group, Centre for Social Learning and Cognitive Evolution) as a post-doctoral fellow in the School of Psychology at the University of St Andrews. My primary research interest is the study of gestural communication in human children and great apes.
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Dr. Juan Carlos Gómez conducts research on the development of prelinguistic communication and early theories of mind in human infants and in great apes and monkeys. He also researches the abnormal development of these abilities in children with autism.
Tel: +44 (0)1334 46 2059
Dr. Amanda Seed aims to address the evolutionary origins of conceptual thought and causal knowledge by combining developmental and comparative studies of physical problem-solving. Currently she is collaborating with Dr Josep Call to study causal knowledge for objects and events in apes and developing children, and together with Professor Nicky Clayton and Dr Nathan Emery at the University of Cambridge and Queen Mary University she studies the convergent evolution of flexible problem-solving in corvids and apes.
Tel: +44 (0)1334 46 2054