Department of Philosophy

The Faculties of Humanities and Theology | Lund University

Person

I am a cognitive zoologist. That means that I compare cognitive mechanisms between species in order to understand cognitive evolution. Hopefully, this type of research leads to a deeper understanding of cognition as a biological phenomenon.

I mainly work with great apes and corvid birds. I want to understand the cognition of the species themselves, but I also want to gain further understanding of human cognitive evolution. One of my prime interests is to understand how complex cognition evolves, and how it can evolve independently (like in hominids, cetaceans and corvids).

I am the scientific director of Lund University Primate Research Station Furuvik, and I also direct Lund University Corvid Cognition Station.

I mainly teach in comparative cognition and in fields related to it. I am the main supervisor two PhD-students in projects related to physical cognition and planning in great apes and corvids.

Research

Research groups

  • LUCS Cognitive Zoology Group At Lund university animal cognition is studied at the sub department of Cognitive Science (LUCS). Find more information at www.lucs.lu.se

Present projects

Completed projects

Publications

Books (1)
Articles (20)
Book chapters (4)
Prefaces (1)
Conference papers (17)
Reports (2)
Working papers (1)

Mathias Osvath

Researcher, Reader
Cognitive Science
Department of Philosophy

Deputy Head of Department
Department of Philosophy

Contact information

E-mail mathias.osvathlucs.luse

Phone +46 46 222 32 99

Mobile +46 70 511 26 55

Room LUX:B509

Visiting address
Helgonavägen 3, Lund (reader, researcher)
Helgonavägen 3, LUX - Hus B, Lund (deputy head of department)

Postal address Box 192, 221 00, Lund

Internal post code 30