|Jorg Massen, senior post-doc (Vienna) and Mathias|
The new project "The social intelligence hypothesis and the role of episodic memory"
is a collaboration with Thomas Bugnyar at the University of Vienna (Department of Cognitive Biology)
, and this week we are at the research station at Haidlhof
to be part of the project's pilot study.
Designing experimental set-ups for intelligent animals is not an armchair business, which is the reason why it is important to do a pilot study. A pilot study helps to decide on practical matters that no one could foresee in theory, and makes the set-up of the real study more solid and more likely to succeed.
|Discussing practicalities with master student Jana Müller and co-workers.|
The research station in Haidlhof served as a model when be designed our own research facility, and houses four breeding pairs and a big juvenile group at the moment.
|One of the big aviaries with juvenile ravens.|
The facility also houses the biggest captive population of keas - meat eating parrots, native to New Zeeland. Read more about the kea lab
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