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Department of Developmental and Comparative Psychology

Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology

Deutscher Platz 6
04103 Leipzig

phone: +49 341 3550 - 400

e-mail: zeidler@[>>> Please remove the brackets! <<<]eva.mpg.de

Martin Schmelz

Department of Developmental and Comparative Psychology
Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology
Deutscher Platz 6
D-04103 Leipzig
Germany

phone: 0049 (0) 341 3550 476
fax: 0049 (0) 341 3550 444
e-mail: martin_schmelz@[>>> Please remove the brackets! <<<]eva.mpg.de

Research interests

  • Social cognition in great apes
  • Other-regarding concerns in chimpanzees
  • Comparative cognition in primates and birds
  • Theory of mind in chimpanzees
  • Comparative cognition in otters
  • Evolution and structure of cognition

Ongoing Projects

  • Prosociality in chimpanzees
  • Chimpanzees’ ability to understand preferences of others
  • Basic cognitive and cooperative skills of giant otters and Asian small-clawed otters
  • Problem solving in estrildid finches and parrots