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Welcome to the Neiworth Primate Cognition Lab!

We are entering our 25th year of working with and getting to know the tamarins at Carleton College with…

  • 32 monkeys that have spanned over three generations

  • About 156 undergraduate collaborators to date 

  • Five NIH grants, totaling $1.7 million dollars and

  • More than 2 dozen publications and presentations


This program is supervised by Julie Neiworth, Laurence McKinley Gould Professor of the Natural Sciences and Psychology.

Haagen Dasz, contemplating her choices. (2019, Chris Leppink-Shands)

This research is sponsored in part by grants from the National Institute of Health, by summer research support from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, by a Eugster Fellow Award, and by Carleton College.

Current grant: NIH AREA grant 2R15AG051940-02 (see NIH RePORTER), Longitudinal Cognitive Behavioral Testing and Immunohistochemical Assessment of Alzheimer’s Disease Markers, Immune Response, Neurogenesis, and Cell Loss in a Natural Aging Primate Model, $438,067, Feb 2021 – Jan 2024.

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