Welcome to Bird Lab at Koç University, led by Çağlar Akçay. We study the evolution and development of animal social cognition and behavior. Our focus in the Bird Lab is the role of communication in mediating social behavior and the interplay of evolution and development in shaping animal communication systems. We also carry out studies with humans on cognitive processes underlying cooperation. We are based at the Department of Psychology and located at SNA 125 (new building) on Koç University Campus.
(illustration by Zeynep Akcay)