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Manuel Bohn

Postdoctoral Researcher

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

phone: +49 (0) 341 3550 405
email: manuel_bohneva.mpgde

Research Interests
Curriculum Vitae
Projects & Partners
Publications
Research Awards & Funding

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
2020 - present 

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

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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Bohn, M., Tessler, M., Merrick, M., & Frank, M. (2021). How young children integrate information sources to infer the meaning of words. PsyArXiv.
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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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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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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. (2020). Analytic reproducibility in articles receiving open data badges at Psychological Science: An observational study. MetaArXiv.
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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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Many Primates, 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., Tessler, M. H., Merrick, M., & Frank, M. C. (2019). Predicting pragmatic cue integration in adults' and children's inferences about novel word meanings. PsyArXiv.
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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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Many Primates, 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