I am a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Social & Cognitive Origins Group at Johns Hopkins University.
I hold a B.A. Hons. in Biological Sciences from the University of Oxford and a PhD in Comparative Psychology from the University of Auckland, in New Zealand.
I am interested in how evolutionary pressures have shaped the minds of different species, and which cognitive mechanisms animals employ while interacting with the world around them. My current work focuses on how chimpanzees perceive third-party social interactions through eye-tracking technology, alongside research on dog cognition.
Besides my work in comparative psychology, I am also a wildlife and landscape photographer. You can find my photography portfolio at amaliabastos.com.
You can download my full CV here.