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Silke Atmaca

Research Coordinator

Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology
Department of Human Behavior, Ecology and Culture
Deutscher Platz 6
04103 Leipzig

phone: +49 341 3550 302
fax: +49 (341) 3550 - 333
e-mail: silke_atmaca@~@eva.mpg.de
Office: level 1, room u1.19

Curriculum Vitae
Publications

About

I am a cognitive psychologist turned research coordinator. I am currently building a database curating studies conducted by HBEC-researchers. The database aims to systematically catalog all relevant attributes of HBEC-studies, such as personnel, field sites, methods, equipment, collected data, and publications. The goal is to make the scientific process more transparent and to provide HBECers with access to past and present research efforts. In particular, the database will greatly facilitate the implementation of longitudinal studies and cross-cultural comparisons.

Curriculum Vitae

Education

2007 Ph.D., Cognitive Psychology,
Rutgers University,
Newark, USA
2002 Dipl.-Psych. (German M.A. Equivalent), Psychology,
Free University Berlin,
Berlin, Germany

Professional Experience (Science)

2017-present Research Coordinator,
Dept. of Human Behavior, Ecology and Culture,
Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology,
Leipzig, Germany
2016-2017 Freelance Ethnographer,
Dept. of Primatology,
Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology,
Leipzig, Germany
2013-2015 Intern,
Dept. of Primatology,
Dept. of Linguistics,
Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology,
Leipzig, Germany
2007-2013 Postdoctoral Researcher and Visiting Scientist,
Psychology Dept.,
Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences,
Leipzig, Germany
2004 Doctoral Student,
Cognition and Action Unit,
Max Planck Institute for Psychological Research
(later: Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences),
Munich, Germany
1998-2004 Intern and Research Assistant,
Center for Lifespan Psychology,
Center for Adaptive Behavior and Cognition,
Max Planck Institute for Human Development,
Berlin, Germany
2002 Research Assistant,
Dept. of Cognitive Psychology,
University of Vienna,
Vienna, Austria

Professional Experience (Other)

1999

Assistant Director,
Tiyatrom - Turkish Theatre Berlin,
Berlin, Germany
1998 Actress,
Tiyatrom - Turkish Theatre Berlin,
Berlin, Germany

Non-Profit Activities

2013-present

Head of Musical Progress and Practice Material,
Jazz Choir "Jazzchor Chornfeld e.V.",
Leipzig, Germany
2012-2015 Executive Board Member,
Jazz Choir "Jazzchor Chornfeld e.V.",
Leipzig, Germany

Research Methods

With humans:

  • fMRI (BOLD response during Multiple Object Tracking)
  • reaction times (SNARC paradigm, Eriksen Flanker task)
  • behavioral performance (i.e., number of correct responses; Result Verification paradigm, Multiple Object Tracking)
  • eye tracking (Multiple Object Tracking)
  • open-ended questionnaire (decision making processes; Monty Hall Dilemma)

With non-human apes:

  • bio-morphological measurements (size of female sexual swellings in Pan paniscus)
  • ethograms (behavioral evaluation of video clips of Pan paniscus and P. troglodytes)
  • demographic data (coding age and sex of P. troglodytes based on camera trap videos)

Computer Skills

  • Microsoft Office: Word, Excel, PowerPoint
  • Statistical Analysis: SPSS, SPM (matlab)
  • Movie Editing Software: iMovie, VLC
  • Acoustic Analysis: Praat
  • Behavioral Coding: BORIS Music Notation: musescore
  • Experimental Design Programming: PsyScope
  • Scientific Archiving: Mendeley
  • Database Software: FileMaker Pro 15

Publications

Articles

Tran, N.-H., Kucharský, Š., Waring, T., Atmaca, S., & Beheim, B. A. (2021). Limited scope for group coordination in stylistic variations of kolam art. Frontiers in Psychology.
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Minocher, R., Atmaca, S., Bavero, C., McElreath, R., & Beheim, B. A. (2021). Estimating the reproducibility of social learning research published between 1955 and 2018. Royal Society Open Science, 8: 210450.
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Tran, N.-H., Waring, T., Atmaca, S., & Beheim, B. A. (2021). Entropy trade-offs in artistic design: A case study of Tamil kolam. Evolutionary Human Sciences, 3: e23.
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Atmaca, S., Stadler, W., Keitel, A., Ott, D. V. M., Lepsien, J., & Prinz, W. (2013). Prediction processes during multiple object tracking (MOT): Involvement of dorsal and ventral premotor cortices. Brain and Behavior, 3(6), 683-700.
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Atmaca, S., Sebanz, N., & Knoblich, G. (2011). The joint flanker effect: Sharing tasks with real and imagined co-actors. Experimental Brain Research, 211(3-4), 371-385.
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Wenke, D., Atmaca, S., Holländer, A., Liepelt, R., Baess, P., & Prinz, W. (2011). What is shared in joint action? Issues of co-representation, response conflict, and agent identification. Review of Philosophy and Psychology, 2(2), 147-172.
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Atmaca, S., Sebanz, N., Prinz, W., & Knoblich, G. (2008). Action co-representation: The joint SNARC effect. Social Neuroscience, 3(3-4), 410-420.
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Krauss, S., & Atmaca, S. (2004). Wie man Schülern Einsicht in schwierige stochastische Probleme vermitteln kann: Eine Fallstudie über das "Drei-Türen-Problem" = How to teach difficult stochastic problems: A case study on the "Monty-Hall-Dilemma". Unterrichtswissenschaft, 32(1), 38-57.
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Atmaca, S., & Krauss, S. (2001). Der Einfluß der Aufgabenformulierung auf stochastische Performanz: Das "Drei-Türen-Problem" = The influence of task format on stochastic performance: The "Monty-Hall-Dilemma". Stochastik in der Schule, 21(3), 14-21.
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Book Chapters

Grammer, K., Oberzaucher, E., Holzleitner, I., & Atmaca, S. (2011). Dance: The human body as a dynamic motion system. In W. Tschacher, & C. Bergomi (Eds.), The Implications of Embodiment: Cognition and Communication (pp. 173-192). Exeter: Imprint Academic.
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Preprint

Minocher, R., Atmaca, S., Bavero, C., McElreath, R., & Beheim, B. A. (2020). Reproducibility of social learning research declines exponentially over 63 years of publication. PsyArXiv.
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Invited Talks (Selection)
2014 Atmaca S. Prediction processes during the observation of arbitrary, abstract motion. Department of Experimental Psychology, University of Oxford, UK
2009 Atmaca S. Representation of actions that have yet to take place. Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm Brain Institute, Stockholm, Sweden
2007 Atmaca S, Sebanz N, Knoblich G. I know what you will do! Action and task co-representation in social context. Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences, Leipzig, Germany
Conference Papers (Selection)
2014 Stadler, W, Atmaca S. Premotor cortex activation during observation of moving objects indicates the involvement of action prediction processes (German). Kongress der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Psychologie, Bochum, Germany
2011 Atmaca S, Sebanz N, Knoblich G. The Joint Flanker Effect. Joint Action Meeting (JAM), Vienna, Austria
2006 Atmaca S, Sebanz N, Knoblich G. Action and task co-representation in social context. Cognitio, Montréal, Canada
2006 Atmaca S, Sebanz N, Knoblich G. I know what you will do! Shared task representation in the service of action anticipation. Human Behavior and Evolution Society (HBES), Philadelphia, USA
2005 Atmaca S, Sebanz N, Knoblich G. Action co-representation and coordination. Joint Action Meeting (JAM), Newark, USA
Poster presentations (Selection)
2009 Atmaca S, Hollaender A, Wenke D, Prinz W. Task sharing with intentional vs. unintentional agents. Cognitive Neuroscience Society (CNS), San Francisco, USA  
2008 Atmaca S, Chouchourelou A, Prinz W. Keeping track of multiple agents vs. objects. Human Behavior and Evolution Society (HBES), Kyoto, Japan
2007 Atmaca S, Sebanz N, Knoblich G. Knowing what you do is like doing it myself: Boundary conditions of task co-representation in the Flanker paradigm. Cognitive Neuroscience Society (CNS), NYC, USA
2006 Atmaca S, Sebanz N, Knoblich G. Co-representation of arbitrary S-R-mappings: The Joint Flanker Effect. Cognitive Neuroscience Society (CNS), San Francisco, USA
2005 Atmaca S, Sebanz N, Prinz W, Knoblich G. Action co-representation with numerical stimuli: The Joint SNARC Effect. Psychonomics, Toronto, Canada
2004 Atmaca S. Music: A sexual cue in mate choice? Clues from an internet dating service. Human Behavior and Evolution Society (HBES), Berlin, Germany  
2003 Atmaca S, Todd PM. Is dance a sexual cue? Human Behavior from an Evolutionary Perspective (Menschliches Verhalten in Evolutionärer Perspektive, MVE), Seewiesen, Germany
2002 Atmaca S, Wilke A. The evolution of dance: adaptation or by-product? (German) Human Behavior from an Evolutionary Perspective (Menschliches Verhalten in Evolutionärer Perspektive, MVE), Bielefeld, Germany