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Former Department of Developmental and Comparative Psychology

Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology

Deutscher Platz 6
04103 Leipzig

phone: +49 341 3550 - 400

e-mail: zeidler@[>>> Please remove the brackets! <<<]eva.mpg.de

Curriculum Vitae

Career & education

2014-2016 Member of the interdisciplinary research group “Anthropology of Perception” at the FEST, Heidelberg.
2011-2012 Research Fellow at the Center for Interdisciplinary Research (ZiF), Bielefeld (Topic: “The Cultural Constitution of Causal Cognition: Re-Integrating Anthropology into the Cognitive Sciences”).
2009-present Research Coordinator at the Wolfgang Köhler Primate Research Center, Leipzig, Germany
2009 PhD in Psychology at Humboldt University Berlin, Germany
2004-2009 PhD-candidate at the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology (Department of Developmental and Comparative Psychology)
2003 Diplom in Psychology at University of Potsdam, Germany

Practical experience

2005-present Recurrent research stays at Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary (CSWCT) in Uganda and at the Tchimpounga Chimpanzee Sanctuary in the Republic of Congo
2000-2001 Field internship at the Taï-National Park (Côte d’Ivoire),
MPI for Evolutionary Anthropology (Dept. of Primatology),
Topic: Habituation of a new chimpanzee community (east group)


2016 Experimental seminar “Cognitive Aspects of non-human behaviour” at Free University Berlin
2014 International Max Planck Research School, Lecture on “Physical Cognition”
2013 Lecture “Was ist der Mensch? Anthropologie im Spannungsfeld von Evolution, Kultur und Geschichte” at University of Tübingen (Dept. Of Philosophy)
2010/11 Neuroethology guest lecture at University of Magdeburg (Dept. of Cognitive Biology)


Member of the International Primatological Society

Ad hoc reviewer

  • Animal Behaviour
  • Animal Cognition
  • Biology Letters
  • Frontiers in Psychology
  • Interaction Studies
  • Journal of Comparative Psychology
  • PLoS ONE
  • Science
  • UK's AI & Simulation of Behaviour Society (Programe Committee for an Animal Cognition Cymposium)


German (native speaker)
English (fluent)
French (intermediate)