Review of Primate Cognition Research
We conducted a systematic review of primate cognition research published between 2014 and 2019 to quantify sample sizes and identify sampling biases. Based on this survey we outline why many research questions can only be addressed through large-scale collaboration.
As a proof of concept, this study was a first step towards building an infrastructure that facilitates large-scale collaboration in primate cognition research. In this pilot study, we conducted a short-term memory task with 176 primates from 12 species and 11 sites.
ManyPrimates 1: Short-Term Memory
The first ManyPrimates project is a continuation of our pilot study. We collected data from 400+ primates from 40+ species and almost 30 sites in order to make meaningful inferences about the evolution of short-term memory abilities in the primate lineage.
Status: Analysis & writing
ManyPrimates 2: Delay of Gratification
For this project, we will assess primates' ability to resist the temptation of an immediate reward in order to receive a larger or better reward later on.
Status: Data collection (soon!)
ManyPrimates 3: Inference by Exclusion
For this project, we will assess primates' ability to make choices by excluding alternative options.
Status: Writing (Stage 1 Registered Report)