I am a Postdoctoral Scholar at the Comparative Cognition Lab at the University of California, San Diego. This year I am also teaching two courses in UCSD’s Cognitive Science department: Animal Communication and Field Methods: Studying Cognition in the Wild.
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 social cognition and communication in domestic dogs and gibbons.
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.