Animal Cognition

Investigating the mental capacities of animals. 

Animal Cognition (.org) explores research on the mental capacities of animals: how animals think, solve problems, understand concepts, communicate, and empathize. We are an independent web publication focused on producing articles and other types of media that help the public develop a better understanding of animal minds.

This site was founded and is run by Amanda Pachniewska & Pawel Pachniewski. If you would like to get in touch, you can send an e-mail to editor[at]animalcognition.org, or use the contact form below.


As an independent venture, Animal Cognition relies on donations to run. Please consider donating, all it takes is a bit of pocket change to help!

You can support us with any amount, starting at $1 a month. Those who donate via Patreon get access to an exclusive update feed, sneak peeks, wallpapers, and other cool rewards. Donating through Patreon is fast, easy, and secure.

If you’d like to make a large one-time donation or are interested in becoming a sponsor, please contact us. Thank you!

Animal Cognition on Patreon




We’d like to make special mention of our Silverback patron, Leo Trottier! Thanks to his generous support, we’re able to devote more time and resources to creating informative articles and media.

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Want to connect with us on social media? Follow us on Twitter or like us on Facebook. It’s the easiest way to enjoy Animal Cognition stories every day. We also have a Facebook Discussion Group where members can share interesting posts and talk about animal minds.


We accept guest post contributions by researchers in the field of animal cognition and behavior, as well as skilled science writers. If you’d like to write an article about your research for our website, please contact us to inquire about our editorial guidelines. You can send an e-mail to editor[at]animalcognition.org, or use the contact form below.

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