Elliot Howard-Spink

Research Interests

My DPhil research focuses on the complexity and development of tool action sequences in wild West-African chimpanzees, Pan troglodytes verus. Through characterizing the complexity and development of tool action sequences in chimpanzees, I hope to draw a more comprehensive comparison between the sequential cognition of humans and our sister species. More accurate comparisons of chimpanzee and human sequential cognition may then feed into models of human cognitive evolution, particularly in areas of human language, culture, and music. My wider interests span across the domains of animal behaviour, including learning, communication, and collective behavior. I am also a member of OxNav, the Oxford Navigation Group https://www.oxnav.org/.


Additional Affiliations

NERC Environmental Research DTP

Publications