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: Alizée Vernouillet, Treyvna William, Christina Meier, Rand Abdul-Redha, Debbie Kelly, Sarah Kowall, Parisa Sepheri, Shiva Shabro, Dawson Clary, Kevin Leonard
Missing from photo: Breanna Cheri, James Reichert, Thomas Rawliuk, Iroshini Gunasekera

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 Psychology (applications due December 2018) or the Department of Biological Sciences (applications due in April 2019). Students with interests in: 1) canine cognition, 2) human spatial cognition, and 3) age-related changes in spatial cognition are particularly encouraged to apply.
For more details on the application process, please visit our Opportunies page.


September, 2018 Read the first paper from our lab with canine subjects in the new Special Issue of Learning and Behaviour!

September, 2018 Welcome to Breanna Cheri, our new Master’s student in Psychology!

September, 2018 Congratulations to Megan Siemens for being awarded the Certificate of Academic Excellence by the Canadian Psychological Association for her Master’s research on the Effects of Age on Featural and Geometric Cue Use During Reorientation in an Immersive Virtual Reality Experiment.

August, 2018 Congratulations to Shiva Shabro for receiving both the Manitoba Graduate Scholarship, and the University of Manitoba Graduate Fellowship.

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.

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