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Shereen Chang

Research Interests

I work on philosophical issues in nonhuman animal cognition research, and in particular, what we can learn from nonhuman animal minds about concepts and cognition more generally.  I'm especially interested in the cognition of birds, with special emphasis on parrots, who share many social and cognitive traits with humans and other primates.  One of my current research projects investigates the status of single-subject studies in cognitive ethology, in which exemplary animals perform impressively complex tasks. I suggest that there are various ways in which local facts extracted from research in the cognition of individual animals can be resituated as general knowledge into other domains.

Claudia Cohen

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