J. Beran, Ph.D.
Welcome to my web site!
My research interests focus primarily on numerical cognition in nonhuman primates. In particular, I study counting and other mathematical skills in the chimpanzees, capuchin monkeys, and rhesus monkeys at the Language Research Center. Additionally, I study delay of gratification, metacognition, long-term memory, language acquisition, planning, and object permanence in apes and monkeys.
My research is supported by funding from the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (grants RO1HD-061455, PO1HD-060563, and PO1HD-38051), the National Science Foundation (grants BCS - 0924811, BCS 0956993, SES - 0729244, SES - 1123897, SES - 1425216 and BCS – 0634662), the European Science Foundation, the Templeton Foundation, and the College of Arts and Sciences at Georgia State University.
Please follow the links on this page if you are interested in the research in my lab. Please also visit the Sites of Interest if you are interested in comparative psychology, animal learning, primates, science in general, or conservation.
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about monkey metacognition.