Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellow
Language and Cognition Lab, Stanford University &
I'm a developmental psychologist interested in the psychological foundations of human communication. My current research focuses on how children use and understand words and gestures in context. For a broader perspective, I also study how great apes use social cognition for communication. My goal is to understand the shared and unique aspects of human cognition that allow children to acquire conventional language.
Bohn, M., & Frank, M. C. (2019). The pervasive role of pragmatics in early language. Annual Review of Developmental Psychology, 1, 223-249.
*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.
Many Primates (2019). Collaborative open science as a way to reproducibility and new insights in primate cognition research. PsyArXiv
Many Primates (2019). Establishing an infrastructure for collaboration in primate cognition research. PLOS ONE. 14(10): e0223675.
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.
Margiotoudi, K., Allritz, M., Bohn, M., & Pulvermüller, F. (2019). Sound symbolic congruency detection in humans but not in great apes. Scientific Reports, 9, 12705.
Bohn, M., Tessler, M. H., & Frank, M. C. (2019). Integrating common ground and informativeness in pragmatic word learning. Proceedings of the 41st Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society.
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, e12757.
Bohn, M., Zimmermann, L., Call, J., & Tomasello, M. (2018). The social-cognitive basis of infants' reference to absent entities. Cognition, 177, 41-48.
Bohn, M., & Köymen, B. (2018). Common Ground and Development. Child Development Perspectives, 12(2), 104-108.
Bohn, M., Allritz, M., Call, J., & Völter, C. J. (2017). Information seeking about tool properties in great apes. Scientific Reports, 7, 10923.
Schmelz, M., Duguid, S., Bohn, M., & Völter, C. (2017). Individual and cooperative problem solving in giant otters (Pteronura brasiliensis) and Asian small-clawed otters (Aonyx cinerea). Animal Cognition, 20: 1107.
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.
Bohn, M., Call, J., & Tomasello, M. (2016). Comprehension of iconic gestures by chimpanzees and human children. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, 142, 1-17.
Bohn, M., Call, J., & Tomasello, M. (2015). Communication about absent entities in great apes and human infants. Cognition, 145, 63-72.
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), 629-34