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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.



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Summer School

Raymundo Báez-Mendoza, Paul Cisek, Alexander Gail, Suliann ben Hamed, Kari L Hoffman, Igor Kagan, Richard Krauzlis, Andreas Kreiter, Kristine Krug, Emily Oby, Andrew Pruszynski, Hansjörg Scherberger, Caspar Schwiedrzik, Peter Thier, Stefan Treue, Melanie Wilke

Primate Cognitive Neuroscience Summer School 2024

until Aug
until Oct
Göttingen Campus