Haagen Dasz, contemplating her choices. (2019, Photo by Chris Leppink-Shands)
Haagen Dasz and Forte.

Welcome to the Primate Cognition Lab.

We are entering our 24th year of working with and getting to know the tamarins at Carleton College with…

  • 32 monkeys that have spanned over three generations,
  • about 218 undergraduate collaborators to date (2021),
  • Five NIH grants, totaling $1.7 million dollars and
  • more than 2 dozen publications and presentations.

During COVID times, this is how we look before working with the tamarins. We don’t want to bring anything in to them that would make them sick. The summer 2021 research crew and Julie are celebrating below, and farther below, the 2020-2021 student researchers are pictured. We are a very hard-working and resilient group!

Summer Research Team 2021
Summer Research Team 2021 from left to right: Jamie Kortanek (2022), Luis Alvarez (2022), Ana Knighten (5th year intern), Shannon Liu (2023), Lydia Boyum (2022), Julie Neiworth (faculty).
Current 2020-2021 Student Researchers
Academic year 2020-2021 researchers from left to right: Emily Spain, Maris Daleo, Elena Morales-Grahl, Maia Danks.