Miss Amalia Bastos

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Doctoral Candidate - Doctor of Philosophy

Biography

Amalia holds a B.A. Hons. in Biological Sciences from the University of Oxford, where she studied under a full scholarship from the Brazilian National Research Council. She is now undertaking a PhD in comparative psychology at the University of Auckland, studying a range of species including New Caledonian crows, kea, and dogs.

Postgraduate supervision

Supervisors: Dr. Alex Taylor, Dr. Quentin Atkinson

Selected publications and creative works (Research Outputs)

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  • Bastos, A. P. M., & Taylor, A. H. (2020). Macphail’s Null Hypothesis of Vertebrate Intelligence: Insights From Avian Cognition. Frontiers in Psychology, 1110.3389/fpsyg.2020.01692
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Alexander Taylor
  • Bastos, A. P. M., & Taylor, A. H. (2020). Addendum: Kea show three signatures of domain-general statistical inference. Nature communications, 11 (1)10.1038/s41467-020-16469-1
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Alexander Taylor
  • Pinkusfeld Medeiros Bastos, A., & Taylor, A. H. (2020). Kea show three signatures of domain-general statistical inference. Nature Communications, 11 (1)10.1038/s41467-020-14695-1
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Alexander Taylor
  • Neilands, P. D., Claessens, S., Ren, I., Hassall, R. S., Pinkusfeld Medeiros Bastos, A., & taylor, A. H. (2020). Contagious yawning is not a signal of empathy: no evidence of familiarity, gender or prosociality biases in dogs. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, 287 (1920)10.1098/rspb.2019.2236
    URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2292/50357
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Scott Claessens, Alexander Taylor
  • Neilands, P., Hassall, R., Derks, F., Pinkusfeld Medeiros Bastos, A., & Taylor, A. H. (2020). Watching eyes do not stop dogs stealing food: evidence against a general risk-aversion hypothesis for the watching-eye effect. Scientific Reports, 10 (1)10.1038/s41598-020-58210-4
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Rebecca Hassall, Alexander Taylor
  • Bastos, A. P. M., & Taylor, A. H. (2019). Kea (Nestor notabilis) represent object trajectory and identity. Scientific reports, 9 (1)10.1038/s41598-019-56380-4
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Alexander Taylor
  • Heaney, M., Bastos, A. P. M., Gray, R. D., & Taylor, A. H. (2019). Are kea prosocial?. ETHOLOGY, 126 (2), 176-184. 10.1111/eth.12944
    URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2292/50024
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Russell Gray, Alexander Taylor

Contact details

Primary office location

SCIENCE CENTRE 302 - Bldg 302
Level 3, Room 386
23 SYMONDS ST
AUCKLAND CENTRAL
AUCKLAND 1010
New Zealand

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