Publications and Presentations
Karg, K., Schmelz M., Call J. & Tomasello M. (2014). All Great Ape Species (Gorilla gorilla, Pan paniscus, P. troglodytes, Pongo abelii) and 2.5-Year-Old Children Discriminate Appearance from Reality. Journal of Comparative Psychology, DOI: 10.1037/a0037385
Schmelz, M. (2013). Theory of Mind in Chimpanzees: new insights by means of a competitive paradigm. Dissertation thesis. Leipzig, University of Leipzig.
Schmelz, M., Call, J. & Tomasello, M. (2013). Chimpanzees predict that a competitor's preference will match their own. Biology Letters, 9(1).
|2011||Schmelz, M., Call, J. & Tomasello, M. (2011). Chimpanzees Know That Others Make Inferences. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 108(7), 3077-3079.|
Schmelz, M. (2007). Social Cognition in Apes: Spite and Costly Punishment in Bonobos (Pan paniscus) and Chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes). Diploma Thesis. Bielefeld, University of Bielefeld.
Invited Talk at the University of Bielefeld, Germany: “Social Cognition in Chimpanzees”
"Behaviour" in Newcastle, England: "Chimpanzee Statisticians – do chimpanzees use statistical sampling to infer preferences of others?"
|07/2013||"CompCog Meeting" in Vienna, Austria: "What would I do? Theory of mind in chimpanzees"|
"Congress of the International Primatological Society (IPS)" in Cancun, Mexico: "What would I do? Theory of mind in chimpanzees"
|08/2011||"ASAB Summer conference" in St. Andrews, Scotland: "Thinking about thinking"|
|07/2011||"Behavior" in Bloomington, USA: "Thinking about thinking – Studying a theory of mind in chimpanzees"|
"International Primatological Society Congress (IPS)" in Kyoto, Japan: "Thinking about thinking – Chimpanzees‘ understanding of another one’s knowledge"
|08/2009||"International Ethological Conference (IEC)" in Rennes, France: "Do chimpanzees understand inferred knowledge of others?"|
|06/2009||International workshop "The Primate Mind" in Erice, Italy: "Do chimpanzees understand inferred knowledge of others?"|
Invited Talk at the University of Bielefeld, Germany: "Theory of Mind in Great Apes"
|12/2007||"6. Göttinger Freilandtage" in Göttingen, Germany: "Mercy for Peanuts? Costly Punishment in Chimpanzees"|
|02/2007||"Graduiertentreffen der Ethologischen Gesellschaft und der DZG" in Göttingen, Germany: "Crime and Punishment – Punishment and Spite in Chimpanzees and Bonobos"|
|02/2006||Meeting "Brutpflege und elterliche Investition" of the "Ethologische Gesellschaft" in Bielefeld, Germany: "What Plays a Role in Play Behaviour? Characteristic Differences in Play Behaviour of Juvenile Western Lowland Gorillas (Gorilla gorilla gorilla)"|