Research Methods

The CBC offers an unprecedented approach onto communicative and cognitive complexity by seeing communicative interactions and underlying cognitive mechanisms as an interplay between ecological, endocrinological, genetic and social factors and linking individual communicative differences to fitness.

We apply observational behavioural designs and non-invasive experimental and endocrinological methods to assess individual’s communicative, social and hormonal profiles. By combining these methods with the use and development of cutting-edge tools, the field of Comparative BioCognition advances technologies used in cognitive science to inform AI, gain conceptual insights into cognitive functions of human children and nonhuman animals, including technologies such as movement tracking technology, pupillometry, mobile devices for the recording of eye movements, and EEG.