Comparative Cognition and Perception Lab

The Comparative Cognition and Perception Lab conducts research in animal cognition and perception. It studies a variety of topics including visual and auditory object perception, biosonar, tool use, and number perception.

The Comparative Cognition & Perception Lab (CCP Lab) conducts research in animal cognition and perception. We house fish tanks at RIT. The CCP Lab works in collaboration with the Seneca Park Zoo in Rochester NY to study a variety of species (e.g., Bornean orangutans, North American river otters, African black-footed penguins). The CCP Lab also collaborates with research partners to study bottlenose dolphins. CCP Lab members test human subjects in comparative studies designed to gain insight into cues and strategies used by animals in cognitive tasks and to discover similarities in cognitive and perception between humans and non-human animals. Research topics include visual and auditory object perception, biosonar, tool use, and number perception.