Isabelle Laumer, MSc


In the course of my master thesis I studied impulse control using the food exchange paradigm in Goffin cockatoos (Cacatua goffini). My current research aims lie in investigating the cognitive abilities of birds with a focus on the mechanisms underlying decision making in Goffin cockatoos.


Auersperg A., Laumer I. B., & Bugnyar T. (2013). Goffin cockatoos wait for qualitative and quantitative gains but prefer ‘better’ to ‘more’. Biology Letters, 9(3). 10.1098/rsbl.2012.1092