Jules Dorschner

Brains in the Canopy:

unveiling spider monkeys’ cognitive abilities


Bonjour! I am Jules, a French student deeply interested in primate cognition. My journey started with a civic service focusing on their welfare, a path that led me to this Master’s program.

My research took me to Mexico, where I had the incredible opportunity to spend my time with black-handed spider monkeys (Ateles geoffroyi) in their natural jungle habitat (including every bug you could possibly imagine). Here, I carried out three cognitive tests to better understand their learning processes. Stay tuned!