- Comparative Cognition
- Corvid cognitive abilities
- Cognitive control of corvid vocalisations (PI, DFG grant "Eigene Stelle")
- Statistical decision making in corvids (PI, Athene-fellowship)
- Neophobia in corvids (with Rachael Miller & Nicky Clayton)
Brecht & Nieder (2020). Parting self from others: Individual and self-recognition in birds. Neuroscience & Biobehavioural Reviews. [pdf]
Brecht, Müller, & Nieder (2020). Carrion crows (Corvus corone corone) fail the mirror mark test yet again. Journal of Comparative Psychology [pdf]
Brecht, Hage, Gavirlov, & Nieder (2019). Volitional control of vocalizations in corvid songbirds. PLOS Biology. [pdf]
Brecht, Ostojic, Legg, & Clayton (2018). Difficulties when using video playback to investigate social cognition in California scrub-jays (Aphelocoma californica). PeerJ. [pdf]
Brecht, Wagener, & Nieder (2017). Comparing the face inversion effect in crows and humans. Journal of Comparative Physiology A. [pdf]
Ostojic, Legg, Brecht et al. (2017). Current desires of conspecific observers affect cache-protection strategies in California scrub-jays and Eurasian jays. Current Biology. [pdf]
Ostojic, Legg, Dits, Williams, Brecht, Mendl, & Clayton (2016). Experimenter expectancy bias does not explain Eurasian jays’ (Garrulus glandarius) performance in a desire-state attribution task. Journal of Comparative Psychology.
Brecht, Goelz, Bevot, Krägeloh-Mann, & Lizba (2015). Postnatal Human Cytomegalovirus Infection in Preterm Infants Has Long-Term Neuropsychological Sequelae. Journal of Pediatrics.