The Comparative Cognition and Communication Laboratory is dedicated to exploring the abilities of nonhuman animals the world over. By directly comparing a wide range of species – from apes to dolphins, birds to dogs, and even reptiles – we seek to clarify evolutionary mechanisms that lead to complicated thought and even language.

The 11th International Conference on the Evolution of Language (New Orleans, March 21 - 24, 2016) invites substantive contributions relating to the evolution of human language.