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School of the Biological Sciences


Professor of Comparative Cognition, Department of Psychology

Nicola Clayton works on the contemporary study of comparative cognition, integrating a knowledge of both biology and psychology to introduce new ways of thinking about the evolution and development of intelligence in non-verbal animals and pre-verbal children. Learn more


Research Areas

Comparative cognition
Convergent evolution
Problem solving
Mental time travel
Theory of mind


Behavioural testing
Problem solving



Research Themes