The Chandrika and Ranjan Tandon Professor of Psychology Laurie Santos 
Laurie is the director of the Comparative Cognition Laboratory and the Canine Cognition Center at Yale. She received her A.B. in Psychology and Biology from Harvard University in 1997 and her Ph.D. in Psychology from Harvard in 2003. 

Lab Manager

Madeline Meade
Madeline graduated from Yale University with a B.S. in Ecology & Evolutionary Biology in the winter of 2022. She discovered her interest in social cognition through her undergraduate research with the lab on non-human primate theory of mind. As a center manager, she is interested in exploring standardized, multispecies cognitive studies and the impact of individual variation on cognitive abilites.


Graduate Students

Amanda Royka
Amanda studies how humans and non-human primates infer and reason about the goals of other agents. Her work with humans focuses on how we infer communicative goals and create novel communicative signals based on recursive mental state inferences. Amanda also studies what representations underpin action prediction in non-human primates. Amanda graduated from Yale College with a B.S. in Cognitive Science in 2018, and received her Masters in Evolutionary Biology from Queen Mary University of London and her masters in Linguistics from the University of Edinburgh. 

CCC Alumni

Alyssa Arre (CapLab Lab Manager, 2015-2017, Ph.D., 2017-2021)

Moshe Shay Ben-Haim (Postdoctoral Fellow, 2018-2019)

Molly Crossman (Ph.D., 2013-2019)

Michael Bogese (YC 2014; Center Manager, 2015-2018)

Linda Chang (YC 2012; Center Manager, 2012-2015)

You-jung Choi (Postdoctoral Fellow, 2015 - 2017)

Lindsey Drayton (Ph.D., 2011 - 2017)

Ellen Furlong (Postdoctoral Fellow, 2010-2013)

Daniel Horschler (Postdoctoral Fellow, 2021-2023)

Yiyun Huang (Center Manager, 2018-2020)

Angie Johnston (Ph.D., 2012-2018, Postdoctoral Fellow, 2018-2019)

Matthew Jordan (Ph.D., 2013-2019)

Katie McAuliffe (Postdoctoral Fellow, 2013-2015)

Antonia Misch (Postdoctoral Fellow, 2015 - 2017)

Emily Richards (YC 2021, Lab Manager 2021 - 2023)

Zachary Silver (Ph.D., 2018-2023)

Ellen Stumph (Center Manager, 2019-2021)

Courtney Turrin (M.S., 2015-2017)