CRAB - Centre for research in Animal Behaviour

Our centre is uniquely placed as one of the few international groups providing a bridging link between traditional questions of human psychology (cognition, learning, memory, social and developmental processes) and animal models providing experimental and evolutionary research opportunities. We explore the causes, functions and evolution of animal behaviour and how it adapts each species to its natural environment.

Key research areas

  • Animal cognition, learning and memory
  • Social influences on Individual Behaviour

Our research addresses two fundamental questions: How and what information is gathered from the physical and social environment? How is this information used to make decisions in order to maximise survival and reproduction?

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