Alex Munteanu, DVM

DK "Cognition and Communication"


I am interested in emotions, the underlying code for behaviour and interpersonal relations. Currently I am investigating the influence of social and environmental challenges on emotions in ravens, looking at behavioural and physiological changes, such as corticosterone fluctuations, body temperature shifts and heart-rate oscillations. Additionally, by using live and video presentations of interactions, I am exploring the transfer of emotional states between individuals. Withal, I am investigating raven relationship establishment based on emotional complementarity.