togog: Sebastian Tempelmann
Sebastian Tempelmann, study of Biology at the University of Bochum and the University of Leipzig, 2007 Degree Diploma. He conducted his Diploma thesis Do dogs (canis familiaris) understand referential acts? The ability of dogs to learn words and to use iconic cues at the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Michael Tomasello and Prof. Dr. Svante Pääbo.
2004-2007 Student Assistant in the Department of Developmental and Comparative Psychology at the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology in Leipzig.
Since 2007 enrolled at the University of Portsmouth and working as PhD student in the project Towards a grammar of gesture: evolution, brain, and linguistic structures (subproject primatology). Main research within this project: Simultaneous and linear structures in human and nonhuman primates' gestures.
General research interests: language acquisition, evolution of language, categories, referential behavior, communication.
Talks / Posters:
20.-27.08.2005, XXIX Ethological Conference, Budapest, Hungary: Symbolic understanding in dogs (Canis familiaris), Poster with J. Kaminski, J. Call, M. Tomasello