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World-leading primate complex opens

A new cutting-edge research facility for advancing scientific knowledge on chimpanzee cognition and behaviour has officially launched.

7 October 2019Research

Apes possess human-like “theory of mind”

Apes understand what others see and believe, a skill previously believed to be unique to humans, according to new research.

30 September 2019Research

Improving life with dementia

The School of Psychology and Neuroscience's world-renowned dementia expert Dr Maggie Ellis is shortlisted as a finalist for Converge 2019.

19 September 2019Awards

Orangutans hold the key to human speech

New research shows great apes can control their voice in a similar way to humans, giving a unique insight into the evolution of language.

27 August 2019Research

World-leading primatologist elected Fellow of the British Academy

Influential cognitive primatologist, Professor Josep Call, has been elected as a Fellow of the prestigious British Academy.

19 July 2019Awards

3D vision breakthrough

Scientists have made a breakthrough in understanding how human eyes process 3D motion – crucial for hand-eye coordination.

18 June 2019Research

Animals’ cultural lifestyles can influence evolution

Evolutionary adaptations resulting from cultural change, such as humans being able to consume dairy products, are more widespread in nature.

3 June 2019Research

Harsh environments reduce disgust

Levels of disgust drop in just days when people are exposed to a harsh environment, new research carried out at the St Andrews has found.

8 May 2019Research

Report sheds new light on the 2011 London Riots

A new report on the 2011 London Riots challenges the explanations of the riots given at the time.

31 January 2019Research

New funding for neurodegenerative research

Researchers in neurodegenerative conditions will benefit from a new funding pool administered by St Andrews.

17 January 2019Awards