Comparative Cognition Laboratory

Welcome to the Comparative Cognition laboratory at the University of Manitoba, directed by Dr. Debbie Kelly.

University of Manitoba Comparative Cognition Lab

From left to right: (Back Row) Laura Stiles, Andrew McCausland, Kevin Leonard, Debbie Kelly. (Front Row) Alizée Vernouillet, Meara Stow, Megan Siemens, Davin Iverson
Missing from photo: Hera Casidsid, Danielle Sherwood, Gabriel Finkielsztein, Shiva Shabro, Christina Meier

Graduate Student Position: One M.Sc. or Ph.D. position is currently available in the Comparative Cognition Laboratory for September 2019, through either the Department of Biological Sciences (applications due in April 2018). Students with interests in age-related changes in spatial cognition are particularly encouraged to apply.
For more details on the application process, please visit our Opportunies page.


February, 2018 A new paper from the lab, looking at long-term memory capacity in the Clark's nutcracker! Find more details on our publications page.

December, 2017 Check out our three new publications over on our publications page for more details!

November, 2017 Check out our new publication in Integrative Zoology, looking at the effects of the sun compass on spatial search by Clark's nutcrackers.

November, 2017 Dr. Debbie Kelly gave a presentation on sex differences in spatial navigation by Clark's nutcracker at the Society for Neuroscience conference in Washington, DC.

October, 2017 Two new papers from members of the lab out in October: on songbird nest predation and mouse spatial navigation. Check out our publications page for more details.

October, 2017 Congratulations to Hera for winning first place in her category at the Undergraduate Research Poster Competition! .

Hera Casidsid

October, 2017 Welcome to Shiva Shabro, our new Master's student, and Dr. Christina Meier, our new post-doctoral fellow!

Find more of our older news here