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Nicky Clayton

Cambridge University

Professor Nicky Clayton FRS is the Professor of Comparative Cognition in the Department of Psychology at the University of Cambridge, UK, and Visiting Professor at the Nanging University’s Institute of Technology, Beijing University of Language and Culture and Honorary Professor at Hangzhou Diangi University, China. She is interested in the processes of thinking with and without words, and comparisons between the cognitive abilities of corvids, cephalopods and children. She was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society (FRS) in 2010. She is also Scientist-in-Residence at Rambert (formerly Ballet Rambert), a position held since 2011. Her H index is 84.