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Martin Schmelz

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

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0049 (0) 341 3550 444
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Research interests

  • Social cognition in great apes
  • Theory of mind in chimpanzees
  • Other-regarding concerns in chimpanzees and human children
  • Comparative cognition in primates and birds

 


Ongoing Projects

  • Chimpanzees’ ability to understand preferences of others
  • Perspective taking and gaze following in chimpanzees and human children (with Katja Karg, Josep Call and Michael Tomasello)
  • Appearance / reality distinction in great apes and human children (with Katja Karg, Josep Call and Michael Tomasello)