Program: How New Caledonian Crows learn about and solve foraging problems


Wednesday, October 22, 2014, 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Join us this October as Dr. Corina Logan presents results of her investigation into the ecologic and genetic influence on the behavior and cognition of New Caledonian Crow and Great-tailed Grackles.

Date & Time

Wednesday, October 22, 2014
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Dr. Corina Logan, Junior Research Fellow, SAGE Center for the Study of the Mind at UCSB, will present her research on how New Caledonian crows learn about and solve foraging problems. Dr. Logan will discuss whether these crows learn from others or use existing information to solve new problems, and examine what they know about the problems they solve.

Dr. Logan investigates how sociality, ecology, and genetics influence cognition and behavior, primarily in birds. She has a BS degree in biology from the Evergreen State College and a PhD in experimental psychology from the University of Cambridge. As a Junior Research Fellow at the SAGE Center for the Study of the Mind, she investigates the influence of ecology and genetics on behavior and cognition in great-tailed grackles in Santa Barbara, and compares grackles with New Caledonian crows using the same problem solving tests.