Lori Marino and Debra Merskin, Intelligence, complexity, and individuality in sheep


Marino and Merskin (2019) list a number of tasks that sheep can perform well. As comparative psychologists, we are not surprised by these results. Indeed, many domesticated animal species show similar abilities.

Author Biography

David R. Brodbeck is an associate professor of psychology at Algoma University in Sault Ste. Marie, ON, Canada. His work focusses on the evolution of cognition, especially spatial memory. Brodbeck also hosts the animal cognition podcast Spit and Twitches. Website

Madeleine I. R. Brodbeck is a PhD student in psychology at the University of Western Ontario in London, ON, Canada. Her work focuses on the role of Cluster N in songbird migration.

Keeghan Rosso is an undergraduate psychology student at Algoma University in Sault Ste. Marie, ON, Canada. He is interested in animal cognition and behavior.