Cognition, Learning & Behavior
„Vienna has a long tradition of behavioral research. We have a great ecosystem of researchers and institutions and the WWTF is right to invest here. From Vetmeduni's point of view, research in animal health and welfare cannot progress without excellent basic research in these areas.“
Recent WWTF Projects
The innovation problem
New inventions enable animals and humans to deal with unexpected challenges. Inventions of new tools are particularly useful and have played an important role in human evolution. Although children already use complex tools by the age of two, they have surprising problems developing new tools themselves until the age of eight. Reasons for this phenomenon were investigated in the project of Alice Auersperg and her team.