Gates Scholar’s essay in New Scientist

  • July 8, 2010

Gates Scholar Corina Logan's prize-winning essay on social behaviour in corvids.

Gates Scholars Corina Logan recently won the New Scientist / Association for the Study of Animal Behaviour Science Writing Prize, for her essay on how corvids (birds in the crow family) support each other after stressful events. Her work is published this week in New Scientist.

She compares the behaviour of corvids after a dispute, when they tend to focus on their long-term partner and do not try to make up with their opponent, with that of many mammals, who feel the need to make up after fights in order to maintain their social networks.

Corina is working towards a PhD in Experimental Psychology, under the supervision of Professor Nicola Clayton.

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