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Nicky Clayton, University of Cambridge
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What is the next big challenge in comparitive cognition? If you could meet one scientist from the past, who would it be and why? Does serendipity ever play a role in your work? Is there anything which has consistently surprised you about the behaviour of birds? Full interview

Biography

Professor Nicky Clayton is the Professor of Comparative Cognition in the Psychology Department at the University of Cambridge and a Fellow of the Royal Society. As a scientist she studies the cognitive capacities of crows and children. She is also Scientist-in-Residence at Rambert and known by many as the Dancing Professor. Together with artist and writer, Clive Wilkins, she co-founded The Captured Thought - they dance tango together.