Gladez Shorland

Research interest

Inference and audience awareness in bonobos (Pan paniscus)

My research interests lie in social cognition and communication in non-human primates and more specifically our closer relatives, the great apes.

This research is part of a broad project investigating the evolutionary origins of human language through a comparative approach.

For my PhD I will be carrying out experimental and observational methods to investigate both the inferential abilities of bonobos and how audience awareness can influence their signal production. Furthermore, I will be investigating certain aspects of social learning in this species. 



Gladez Shorland





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Université de Neuchâtel
Institut de Biologie
Cognition Comparée
Rue Emile-Argand 11
2000 Neuchâtel


Bureau B27, bâtiment G