Amanda Seed

Professor, University of St Andrews

Amanda is interested in the evolution of flexible behaviour and abstract thought. In particular she studies the extent to which non-human primates and human children solve problems using object concepts and causal reasoning. She is also interested in how other cognitive processes (such as inhibition, working memory and attention) affect individual differences in performance on problem-solving tasks. The underlying question motivating her research is to uncover the evolutionary changes in representational and executive processes that marked the origins of uniquely human thinking.

Program Visits

Summer Cluster: AI, Psychology, and Neuroscience, Summer 2024, Visiting Scientist and Program Organizer