Author Archives: Amanda Seed
Chimpanzees flexibly update working memory contents and show susceptibility to distraction in the self-ordered search task https://royalsocietypublishing.org/doi/pdf/10.1098/rspb.2019.0715 “Our findings suggest that chimpanzees perform similar to seven-year-old children in an intuitive working memory task that does not rely on extensive training,” … Continue reading
A new test for future planning (Dickerson et al in press) that controls for association finds that four-year-olds may be influenced more by an object’s associative value than its future usefulness. http://news.st-andrews.ac.uk/archive/are-four-year-olds-able-to-plan-for-the-future/
Recently Megan passed her PhD viva at the University of York and is now a fully-fledged PhD! Well done Megan
Megan’s paper on tool use is in captive Vasa parrots is out this week! Megan documented Vasa parrots at Lincolnshire Wildlife Park using pebbles and date pits to grind calcium from shells. They shared their tools with one another too … Continue reading
I was lucky enough to have one of these excellent fellowships – closing date Feb 2015.