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Department of Human Behavior, Ecology and Culture

Deutscher Platz 6
04103 Leipzig

phone: +49 (0)341 3550 - 315
fax: +49 (0)341 3550 - 333

e-mail: cissewski@eva.mpg.de


Sonja Ebel

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

phone: 0049 (0) 341 3550 251
e-mail: sonja_ebel@[>>> Please remove the brackets! <<<]eva.mpg.de

Research Interests
Curriculum Vitae
Publications

Research Interests

I am interested in the role of experience in great ape and human tool use. Experience can have positive (i.e., facilitating) and negative effects on tool-use performance ("functional fixedness effect"). Related to this issue, it is still under debate whether great apes have enduring functional representations of tools, an intriguing research question. Finally, I am interested in differences in the structure of cognitive domains in different great ape species (bonobos, chimpanzees, gorillas and orang-utans).

Curriculum Vitae

2019 to date        Postdoctoral Researcher at Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology (Leipzig), Dep. of Comparative Cultural Psychology & Dep. of Primatology
2014-2019Ph.D. in psychology at University of St Andrews (Scotland), School of Psychology & Neuroscience and Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology (Leipzig), Dep. of Developmental and Comparative Psychology
2013-2014Student assisstant at Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology (Leipzig), Research group “Comparative Cognitive Anthropology”
2013Student assisstant at Freie Universität Berlin, Research group “Evolutionary Psychology”
2010-2013M.Sc. Neurobiology and behaviour at Freie Universität Berlin
2011-2012Erasmus exchange program at University of Vienna
(M.Sc. Behavioural, neuro- and cognitive biology)
2007-2010B.A. Philosophy-Neurosciences-Cognition at Otto-von-Guericke University of Magdeburg

Publications

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