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Manuel Bohn

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Abteilung für Vergleichende Kulturpsychologie
Max-Planck-Institut für evolutionäre Anthropologie
Deutscher Platz 6
04103 Leipzig

E-Mail: manuel_bohn@[>>> Please remove the text! <<<]eva.mpg.de

Research Interests

I'm a developmental psychologist interested in the psychological foundations of human communication. My current research focuses on how children’s everyday experience relates to their communicative and cognitive development. For a broader perspective, I also study the communicative and cognitive abilities of great apes. My goal is to understand the shared and unique aspects of human cognition that allow children to acquire conventional language.

Personal website: https://manuelbohn.github.io/

Curriculum Vitae

Career & Education
2023 - presentAssistant Professor
Institute for Psychology
Leuphana University Lüneburg
2020 - 2023 

Postdoctoral Researcher 
Department of Comparative Cultural Psychology 
Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Leipzig, Germany 

2017 - 2020Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellow 
Language and Cognition Lab, Stanford University, USA & Leipzig Research Center for Early Child Development, Germany
2016 - 2017Postdoctoral researcher 
Department of Developmental and Comparative Psychology 
Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Leipzig, Germany 
2013 - 2016PhD Student
Department of Developmental and Comparative Psychology
Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Leipzig, Germany
Memberships
  • DGP - Deutsche Gesellschaft für Psychologie
Languages
  • German
  • English
  • Latin (fluent – like Cicero, but with a slight accent)

Projects & Partners

  • ManyPrimates

Publications

Schuwerk, T., Kampis, D., Baillargeon, R., Biro, S., Bohn, M., Byers-Heinlein, K., & Rakoczy, H. (in press). Action anticipation based on an agent's epistemic state in toddlers and adults. Child Development.

Stengelin, R., Bohn, M., Sánchez Amaro, A., Haun, D. B. M., Thiele, M., Daum, M. M., Felsche, E., Fong, F. T. K., Gampe, A., Giner Torréns, M., Grueneisen, S., Hardecker, D. J. K., Horn, L., Neldner, K., Pope-Caldwell, S. M., & Schuhmacher, N. (2024). Responsible research is also concerned with generalizability: Recognizing efforts to reflect upon and increase generalizability in hiring and promotion decisions in psychology. Meta-Psychology, 8.
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Bohn, M., Prein, J. C., Delikaya, B., Haun, D. B. M., & Gagarina, N. (2024). oREV: An item response theory-based open receptive vocabulary task for 3- to 8-year-old children. Behavior Research Methods, 56(3), 2595-2605.
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Prein, J. C., Kalinke, S., Haun, D. B. M., & Bohn, M. (2024). TANGO: A reliable, open-source, browser-based task to assess individual differences in gaze understanding in 3 to 5-year-old children and adults. Behavior Research Methods, 56(3), 2469-2485.
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Bohn, M., Vieira, W. F. d. S., Giner Torréns, M., Kärtner, J., Itakura, S., Cavalcante, L., Haun, D., Köster, M., & Kanngiesser, P. (2024). Mealtime conversations between parents and their 2-year-old children in five cultural contexts (advance online). Developmental Psychology.
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Steffan, A., Zimmer, L., Arias-Trejo, N., Bohn, M., Ben, R. D., Flores-Coronado, M. A., Franchin, L., Garbisch, I., Grosse Wiesmann, C., Hamlin, J. K., Havron, N., Hay, J. F., Hermansen, T. K., Jakobsen, K. V., Kalinke, S., Ko, E.-S., Kulke, L., Mayor, J., Meristo, M., Moreau, D., Mun, S., Prein, J. C., Rakoczy, H., Rothmaler, K., Oliveira, D. S., Simpson, E. A., Smith, E. S., Strid, K., Tebbe, A.-L., Thiele, M., Yuen, F., & Schuwerk, T. (2024). Validation of an open source, remote web-based eye-tracking method (WebGazer) for research in early childhood. Infancy, 29(1), 31-55.
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Zahra, A., Martin, P.-E., Bohn, M., & Haun, D. (2024). Computer vision for analyzing children’s lived experiences. In K. Arai (Ed.), Intelligent Systems and Applications: Lecture Notes in Networks and Systems: Proceedings of the 2023 Intelligent Systems Conference (IntelliSys), Volume 2 (pp. 376-383). Cham: Springer Nature Switzerland.
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Bohn, M., Tessler, M. H., Kordt, C., Hausmann, T., & Frank, M. C. (2023). An individual differences perspective on pragmatic abilities in the preschool years. Developmental Science, 26(6): e13401.
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Bang, J. Y., Bohn, M., Ramírez, J., Marchman, V. A., & Fernald, A. (2023). Spanish‐speaking caregivers’ use of referential labels with toddlers is a better predictor of later vocabulary than their use of referential gestures. Developmental Science, 24(4): e13287.
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Bohn, M., Eckert, J., Hanus, D., Lugauer, B., Holtmann, J., & Haun, D. B. M. (2023). Great ape cognition is structured by stable cognitive abilities and predicted by developmental conditions. Nature Ecology & Evolution, 7, 927-938.
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Bohn, M., Tessler, M. H., Merrick, M., & Frank, M. C. (2022). Predicting pragmatic cue integration in adults’ and children’s inferences about novel word meanings. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, 151(11), 2927-2942.
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ManyPrimates, Aguenounon, G., Allritz, M., Altschul, D., Ballesta, S., Beaud, A., Bohn, M., Bornbusch, S., Brandão, A., Brooks, J., Bugnyar, T., Burkart, J., Bustamante, L., Call, J., Canteloup, C., Cao, C., Caspar, K., da Silva, D., de Sousa, A., DeTroy, S., Duguid, S., Eppley, T., Fichtel, C., Fischer, J., Gong, C., Grange, J., Grebe, N., Hanus, D., Haun, D., Haux, L., Héjja-Brichard, Y., Helman, A., Hernadi, I., Hernandez-Aguilar, R. A., Herrmann, E., Hopper, L., Howard, L., Huang, L., Huskisson, S., Jacobs, I., Jin, Z., Joly, M., Kano, F., Keupp, S., Kiefer, E., Knakker, B., Kóczán, K., Kraus, L., Kwok, S. C., Lefrançois, M., Lewis, L., Liu, S., Llorente, M., Lonsdorf, E., Loyant, L., Majecka, K., Maurits, L., Meunier, H., Mobili, F., Morino, L., Motes-Rodrigo, A., Nijman, V., Ihomi, C., Persson, T., Pietraszewski, D., Reátiga Parrish, J., Roig, A., Sánchez Amaro, A., Sato, Y., Sauciuc, G.-A., Schrock, A., Schweinfurth, M., Seed, A., Shearer, C., Šlipogor, V., Su, Y., Sutherland, K., Tan, J., Taylor, D., Troisi, C., Völter, C., Warren, E., Watzek, J., & Zablocki-Thomas, P. (2022). The Evolution of primate short-term memory. Animal Behavior and Cognition, 9(4), 428-516.
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Bohn, M., Liebal, K., Oña, L., & Tessler, M. H. (2022). Great ape communication as contextual social inference: a computational modelling perspective. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, 377(1859): 20210096.
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Bohn, M., Eckert, J., Hanus, D., Lugauer, B., Holtmann, J., & Haun, D. B. M. (2022). Probing the structure, stability and predictability of great ape cognition. PsyArXiv.
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Margiotoudi, K., Bohn, M., Schwob, N., Taglialatela, J., Pulvermüller, F., Epping, A., Schweller, K., & Allritz, M. (2022). Bo-NO-bouba-kiki: picture-word mapping but no spontaneous sound symbolic speech-shape mapping in a language trained bonobo. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, 289(1968), 20211717.
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Eckert, J., Bohn, M., & Spaethe, J. (2022). Does quantity matter to a stingless bee? Animal Cognition, 25, 617-629.
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ManyPrimates, Altschul, D., Bohn, M., Canteloup, C., Ebel, S., Hanus, D., Hernandez-Aguilar, R. A., Joly, M., Keupp, S., Petkov, C., Llorente, M., O'Madagain, C., Proctor, D., Motes-Rodrigo, A., Sutherland, K., Szabelska, A., Taylor, D., Völter, C., & Wiggenhauser, N. G. (2022). Collaboration and open science initiatives in primate research. In B. L. Schwartz, & M. J. Beran (Eds.), Primate cignitive studies (pp. 584-608). Cambridge: Cambridge university Press.
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Brooks, J., Onishi, E., Clark, I. R., Bohn, M., & Yamamoto, S. (2021). Uniting against a common enemy: Perceived outgroup threat elicits ingroup cohesion in chimpanzees. PLoS One, 16(2): e0246869.
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Hardwicke, T. E., Bohn, M., MacDonald, K., Hembacher, E., Nuijten, M. B., Peloquin, B. N., deMayo, B. E., Long, B., Yoon, E. J., & Frank, M. C. (2021). Analytic reproducibility in articles receiving open data badges at the journal Psychological Science: An observational study. Royal Society Open Science, 8(1): 201494.
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Bohn, M., Tessler, M., Merrick, M., & Frank, M. (2021). How young children integrate information sources to infer the meaning of words. Nature Human Behaviour, 8(5), 1046-1054.
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Kachel, G., Hardecker, D. J. K., & Bohn, M. (2021). Young children's developing ability to integrate gestural and emotional cues. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, 201: 104984.
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Bohn, M., Call, J., & Völter, C. J. (2020). Evolutionary precursors of negation in non-human reasoning. In V. Déprez, & M. Espinal (Eds.), The Oxford Handbook of Negation (pp. 577-588). Oxford: Oxford University Press.
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Bohn, M., Le, K., Peloquin, B., Koymen, B., & Frank, M. C. (2020). Children's interpretation of ambiguous pronouns based on prior discourse. PsyArXiv.
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Tauzin, T., Bohn, M., Gergely, G., & Call, J. (2020). Context-sensitive adjustment of pointing in great apes. Scientific Reports, 10: 1048.
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Bohn, M., Kachel, G., & Tomasello, M. (2019). Young children spontaneously recreate core properties of language in a new modality. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 116(51), 26072-26077.
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Bohn, M., & Frank, M. C. (2019). The pervasive role of pragmatics in early language. Annual Review of Developmental Psychology, 1, 223-249.
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ManyPrimates, Altschul, D. M., Beran, M. J., Bohn, M., Call, J., DeTroy, S., Duguid, S. J., Egelkamp, C. L., Fichtel, C., Fischer, J., Flessert, M., Hanus, D., Haun, D. B. M., Haux, L. M., Hernandez-Aguilar, R. A., Herrmann, E., Hopper, L. M., Joly, M., Kano, F., Keupp, S., Melis, A. P., Motes Rodrigo, A., Ross, S. R., Sánchez Amaro, A., Sato, Y., Schmitt, V., Schweinfurth, M. K., Seed, A. M., Taylor, D., Völter, C. J., Warren, E., & Watzek, J. (2019). Establishing an infrastructure for collaboration in primate cognition research. PLoS One, 14(10): e0223675.
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Margiotoudi, K., Allritz, M., Bohn, M., & Pulvermüller, F. (2019). Sound symbolic congruency detection in humans but not in great apes. Scientific Reports, 9: 12705.
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Bohn, M., Call, J., & Tomasello, M. (2019). Natural reference: A phylo- and ontogenetic perspective on the comprehension of iconic gestures and vocalizations. Developmental Science, 22(2): e12757.
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Jasbi, M., Bohn, M., Long, B., Fourtassi, A., Barner, D., & Frank, M. C. (2019). Comment on Cesana-Arlotti et al. (2018). PsyArXiv.
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Bohn, M., Tessler, M. H., & Frank, M. C. (2019). Integrating common ground and informativeness in pragmatic word learning. In A. K. Goel, C. M. Seifert, & C. Freksa (Eds.), Proceedings of the 41st Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society (COGSCI'19: Creativity+Cognition+Computation) (pp. 152-158). Montreal, QB: Cognitive Science Society.
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ManyPrimates, Altschul, D. M., Beran, M. J., Bohn, M., Caspar, K. R., Fichtel, C., Försterling, M., Grebe, N. M., Hernandez-Aguilar, R. A., Kwok, S. C., LLorente, M., Motes Rodrigo, A., Proctor, D., Sánchez Amaro, A., Simpson, E. A., Szabelska, A., Taylor, D., van der Mescht, J., Völter, C. J., & Watzek, J. (2019). Collaborative open science as a way to reproducibility and new insights in primate cognition research. Japanese Psychological Review, 62(103), 205-220.
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Bohn, M., Zimmermann, L., Call, J., & Tomasello, M. (2018). The social-cognitive basis of infants' reference to absent entities. Cognition, 177, 41-48.
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Bohn, M., & Köymen, B. (2018). Common ground and development. Child Development Perspectives, 12(2), 104-108.
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Schmelz, M., Duguid, S., Bohn, M., & Völter, C. J. (2017). Cooperative problem solving in giant otters (Pteronura brasiliensis) and Asian small-clawed otters (Aonyx cinerea). Animal Cognition, 20(6), 1107-1114.
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Bohn, M., Allritz, M., Call, J., & Völter, C. J. (2017). Information seeking about tool properties in great apes. Scientific Reports, 7: 10923.
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Bohn, M. (2017). Information and the evolution of human communication. In W. Hofkirchner (Ed.), Information Studies and the Quest for Transdisciplinarity: Unity in Diversity (pp. 345-362). [Singapore]: World Scientific Publishing.
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Bohn, M., & Stöber, G. (2017). Soziale Determinanten menschlicher Kommunikation. In Max Planck Society (Ed.), Jahrbuch 2017.
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Bohn, M., Call, J., & Tomasello, M. (2016). Comprehension of iconic gestures by chimpanzees and human children. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, 142, 1-17.
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Bohn, M. (2016). Social cognition and human communication: Reference to absent entities in great apes and human infants. PhD Thesis, Univ., Leipzig.
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Bohn, M., Call, J., & Tomasello, M. (2016). The role of past interactions in great apes' communication about absent entities. Journal of Comparative Psychology, 130(4), 351-357.
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Bohn, M., Call, J., & Tomasello, M. (2015). Communication about absent entities in great apes and human infants. Cognition, 145, 63-72.
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Stieger, S., Burger, C., Bohn, M., & Voracek, M. (2013). Who commits virtual identity suicide? Differences in privacy concerns, internet addiction, and personality between facebook users and quitters. Cyberpsychology, Behavior, and Social Networking, 16(9), 629-634.
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Research Awards & Funding

2017-2020ERC Marie Skłodowska-Curie Global Fellowship
2013-2016Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes