State-of-the-art eye-tracking technology allows to track the eye movements of humans and apes from infancy to adulthood. It therefore offers a valuable methodological approach in developmental, cross-cultural, and comparative research.
Deep learning-based computer vision methods bring new opportunities to quantify animal behaviors. We set up cameras in the Wolfgang Köhler Primate Research Center at Leipzig Zoo to collect video footage of the animals' daily life.
The flexible and mobile infrared thermal imaging technology enables us to gain insights into the emotional world of great apes by measuring skin temperature changes in the face in a contact-free and non-invasive way.
3D video games and the even more immersive virtual headset environments make it possible to study how we see and navigate through space: what we pay attention to when we learn new routes, how we build mental maps of familiar surroundings, and how we shortcut and detour.