Dr. Heidi Lyn – Principal Investigator

Dr. Heidi Lyn is an Associate Professor and Joan M. Sinnott chair of Psychology at The University of South Alabama and has worked everywhere from Hawaii to Harderwijk (the Netherlands) studying animal intelligence and communication with previous positions at UCLA, the New York Aquarium and St. Andrews University. She has extensively published studies on the brain, cognition, and communication in animals, including the differences between large and small dogs, environmental influences on intelligence and social behavior in apes, the communicative and cognitive behaviors of sea mammals such as dolphins, belugas, and walrus, and on neural and behavioral correlates in nonhuman primates. Her research has been published in such journals as Psychological Science, Animal Cognition, and Developmental Science and featured in books as well as Scientific American and Science magazines.

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