Person

Ivo Jacobs

Researcher

  • Cognitive Science
  • Department of Philosophy

Contact information

E-mail ivo.jacobslucs.luse

Phone +46 46 222 40 45

Room LUX:B476

Visiting address Helgonavägen 3, Lund

Postal address Box 192, 221 00 Lund

Internal post code 30

I am a PhD student in Cognitive Zoology since January 2013, under the main supervision of Dr Mathias Osvath, and Dr Tomas Persson secondarily.

My research focuses on the cognitive abilities of apes and corvids in the physical domain. Both proximate and ultimate mechanisms of physical cognition are investigated, in the hope we will learn more about what these animals understand about the physical world they inhabit, how it has evolved and why particularly in these distantly related taxa.

Currently we are writing a review of the age-old string-pulling problem, and we are testing several hypotheses of this paradigm on orangutans, chimpanzees, ravens and New Caledonian crows.

Research

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My research focuses on the evolution of cognition – through study of mechanism, development, phylogeny and fitness value – in crocodilians, palaeognaths (ratites and tinamous), corvids and primates.

It comprises three overlapping projects: independent cognitive evolution in primates and corvids; reconstructing the minds of early birds and non-avian dinosaurs; and the origins of pyrocognition (fire-related cognition) in animals, extinct hominins and modern humans.

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Ivo Jacobs

Researcher

  • Cognitive Science
  • Department of Philosophy

Contact information

E-mail ivo.jacobslucs.luse

Phone +46 46 222 40 45

Room LUX:B476

Visiting address Helgonavägen 3, Lund

Postal address Box 192, 221 00 Lund

Internal post code 30