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Debbie Kelly: Spatial cognition in Food-Storing Birds

concept learning
11:00 AM, Wednesday 4 Jul 2018 (1 hour 30 minutes)

Debbie Kelly  (Speaker)
University of Manitoba

Mélanie Guigueno (Diiscussant)
Postdoctoral Fellow McGill University

Carel ten Cate 
Professor Leiden University

Many animals engage in food-caching behavior, collecting and storing food during times of plenty to secure resources during times of scarcity. For this behavior to be advantageous to the storing individual, it needs to remember where it has hidden the food stores, and ensure these stores are secured from potential thieves. My presentation will examine avian cognitive abilities focusing on these two themes.  

Clary, D., & Kelly, D. M. (2016). Graded mirror self-recognition by Clark’s nutcrackersScientific Reports, 6, 36459.

Wright, A. A., Magnotti, J. F., Katz, J. S., Leonard, K., Vernouillet, A., & Kelly, D. M. (2017).Corvids outperform pigeons and primates in learning a basic concept. Psychological Science, 28(4), 437-444.

Qadri, M. A., Leonard, K., Cook, R. G., & Kelly, D. M. (2018). Examination of long-term visual memorization capacity in the Clark’s nutcracker (Nucifraga columbiana)Psychonomic Bulletin & Review, 1-7.

Leiden University
University of Manitoba
Other Participant
McGill University
Postdoctoral Fellow
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