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Prof. Dr. Julia Fischer

Prof. Dr. Julia Fischer Speaker of the Leibniz-ScienceCampus +49 551 3851-375 +49 551 3851-372 Contact

Dr. Christian Schloegl

Dr. Christian Schloegl Coordinator +49 551 3851-480 +49 551 3851-489 Contact

The Leibniz ScienceCampus Primate Cognition

Why do primates have such large brains? Theories trying to explain the large brains and advanced cognitive abilities of humans and non-human primates center on the high demands for the intake, processing and integration of sensory information and its translation into actions. Likewise, the cause-effect relationships of actions and their consequences may need to be considered in action planning and execution.

To achieve a comprehensive framework for the mechanisms of information processing and decision making in human and non-human primates, the Leibniz ScienceCampus "Primate Cognition" was founded in 2015, and offers a joint research platform for neuroscientists, psychologists and cognitive and behavioral biologists. Under its unifying theme of human and non-human primates' abilities to maneuver in their complex social and physical environment, the ScienceCampus supports integrative and comparative research ideas, collaborations, international exchange and outreach activities.

 

 

Events

Oct
22

Kolloquium

Michael S. A. Graziano (Princeton University)

Why Brain-Machines Think They’re Conscious

Nov
05

Kolloquium

Manuel Spitschan (Oxford University)

What does the human eye tell the human circadian clock?

Nov
12

Kolloquium

Erin Westgate (University of Florida)

Why boredom is interesting

Göttingen Campus