News & Publications

2020

  • Hrdy Blaffer, S. & Burkart, J. M. (2020) The emergence of emotionally modern humans: Implications for language and learning. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B

  • Burkart, J. M. & van Schaik, C. P. (2020) Marmoset prosociality is intentional. Animal Cognition

  • Šlipogor, V., Burkart, J. M., Weiss, A., Bugnyar, T. & Koski, S. E. (2020). Getting the Best of Both Worlds? Personality Method Validation in Common Marmosets (Callithrix jacchus). Journal of Comparative Psychology. http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/com0000188

2019

  • Ermattinger, F. A., Brügger, R. K. & Burkart, J. M. (2019). Infrared thermography reveals emotions in common marmosets. Physiology and Behavior, 211, 112672.

  • McCoy, D. E., Frye, B. M., Kotler, j., Embury A., Burkart, J., Burns, M., Eyre, S., Galbusera, P., Hooper, J., Idoe,A., López Goya, A., Mickelberg, J., Peromingo, M., Stevenson, M., Sullivan, S., Warneken, M., Wojciechowski, S., Wormell, D., Haig, D., and Tardif, S. D. (2019). Demographics of a large dataset of Callitrichine monkeys: The influence of siblings. American Journal of Primatology, doi.org/10.1002/ajp.23038.

  • Šlipogor, V., Burkart, J. M., Weiss, A., Bugnyar, T. & Koski, S. E. (in press). Getting the Best of Both Worlds? Personality Method Validation in Common Marmosets (Callithrix jacchus). Journal of Comparative Psychology.

  • Heldstab, S., Isler, K., Burkart, J. M. & van Schaik, C. P. (2019). Allomaternal care, brains and fertility in mammals: Who cares matters Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology

  • Guerreiro Martins, E., Moura, A., Finkenwirth, C. & Burkart, J. M. (2019) Food sharing in three species of callitrichid monkeys: Individual differences and interspecific variation. Journal of Comparative Psychology.

  • Schubiger, M. N. & Burkart, J. M. (2019). Does opportunistic testing bias cognitive performance in primates? Learning from drop-outs. PlosOne. 14(3), e0213727.

  • Damerius, L. A., Burkart, J. B., van Noordwijk, M., Haun, B. M. & van Schaik, C. P. (2019). Cognitive abilities in orangutans (Pongo abelii and Pongo pygmaeus). Intelligence https://doi.org/10.1016/j.intell.2018.10.008.

  • van Schaik, C. P. & Burkart, J. M. (2019).The evolution of human normativity: the role of prosociality and conformity. In: Bayertz, K. & Roughley, N. (eds.). The normative animal? On the anthropological significance of social, moral, and linguistic norms. Oxford University Press.

2018

  • Zürcher, Y., Willems, E. P. & Burkart, J. M. (2018) Vocal accommodation in marmosets: Does similarity buffer tension during pair bond development? In: Cuskle, C., Flaherty, M., McCrohon, L., Little, H., Ravignani, A. & Verhoef, T. (eds.). The Evolution of Langauge. Proceedings of the 12th International Conference Torun, Poland 2018, Nicolaus Copernicus University in Torun, 551-554.

  • van Schaik, C. P. & Burkart, J. M. (2018). The moral capacity as a biological adaptation: A commentary. Philosophical Psychology, 31(5), 703-721.

  • J. M. Burkart, R. K. Brügger, C. P. van Schaik (2018). Evolutionary origins of morality. Insights from nonhuman primates, Frontiers in Psychology, 3:17, https://doi.org/10.3389/fsoc.2018.00017

  • Finkenwirth, C., & Burkart, J. M. (2018) Why help? Relationship quality, not strategic grooming predicts helping in marmosets. Physiology and Behavior. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.physbeh.2018.02.050

  • Arbib, M. A., Aboitiz, F., Burkart, J., Corballis, M., Coudé,G., Hecht, E., Liebal, K., Myowa-Yamakoshi, M., Pustejovsky, J., Putt, S., Rossano, F., Russon, A. E., Schoenemann, P. T., Seifert, U., Semendeferi, K., Sinha, C., Stout, D., Volterra, V., Wacewicz, S. & Wilson, B. (in press). The comparative neuroprimatology 2018 (CNP-2018) road map for research on how the brain got language. Interaction Studies, 19, 1-2.

  • Miss, F. & Burkart, J. M. (2018). Co-representation during joint action in marmoset monkeys (Callithrix jacchus). Psychological Science. https://doi.org/10.1177/0956797618772046

  • Bruegger, R. K., Kappeler-Schmalzriedt, T. & Burkart, J. M. (2018). Reverse audience effects on helping in cooperatively breeding common marmosets. Biology Letters, 14(3), https://dx.doi.org/10.1098/rsbl.2018.0030.

  • Burkart, J. M., Guerreiro Martins, E., Miss, F., & Zuercher, Y. (2018). From sharing food to sharing information: cooperative breeding and the roots of language. Interaction Studies, 19, 1-2.
    Burkart et al 2018_interaction_studies (PDF, 604 KB)

  • Ruch, H., Zuercher, Y. & Burkart, J. M. (2017). The function of vocal accommodation in humans and other primates. Biological Reviews. DOI:10.1111/brv.12382

  • Burkart, J. M. All for One and One for All Box 13.1 Cooperative Breeding and Cognition. In: Bueno-Guerra, N. & Amici, F. (eds.) Field and Laboratory Methods in Animal Cognition: A Comparative Guide (2018): 293. Cambridge University Press

2017

  • Burkart, J. M., van Schaik, C. P. & Griesser, M. (in press). Looking for unity in diversity: cooperative breeding in humans in a comparative perspective. Proceedings of the Royal Society B. DOI:10.1098/rsp.2017.1184

  • Burkart, J., Schubiger, M., & Van Schaik, C. (2017). Future directions for studying the evolution of general intelligence. Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 40. doi:10.1017/S0140525X17000024

  • Koski, S., Buchanan-Smith, H. M., Ash, H., Burkart, J. M., Bugnyar, T., Weiss, A. (2017) Marmoset personality structure. Journal of Comparative Psychology. Koski et al. in press (PDF, 814 KB)

  • Zuercher, Y. & Burkart, J. M. (2017) Population differences in vocalizations in marmoset monkeys: Evidence for vocal production learning? International Journal of Primatology. doi:10.1007/s10764-017-9979-4

  • Burkart, J. M. (2017). The Evolution and consequences of sociality. In: Call, J. APA Handbook of Comparative Psychology. Washingtion: American Psychological Association, 257-273. Burkart final (DOCX, 227 KB)

  • van Schaik, C. P. & Burkart, J. M. (in press).The special role of morality in the evolution of human normativity. In: Bayertz, K. & Roughley, N. (eds.). The normative animal? On the anthropological significance of social, moral, and linguistic norms. Oxford University Press. van Schaik & Burkart final (PDF, 534 KB)

  • Finkenwirth, C., Burkart, J. M. (2017) Longterm-stability of relationship structure in family groups of common marmosets. Physiology and Behavior. doi: 10.1016/j.physbeh.2017.01.032 accepted
    Long-term-stability of relationship structure in family groups of common marmosets, and its link to proactive prosociality, accepted. (PDF, 612 KB)

  • Damerius, L. A., Forss, S. I. F., Kosonen, Z. K., Willems, E. P., Burkart, J. M., Call, J., Galdikas, B. M., Liebal, K., Haun, D. B., & van Schaik, C. P. Orientation toward humans predicts cognitive performance in orangutans. Scientific Reports, 7:40052.
    Orientation toward humans predicts cognitive performance in orang-utans (PDF, 765 KB)

  • van Schaik, C. P., Graber, S. M., Schuppli, C. & Burkart, J. M. (2017). The ecology of social learning in animals and its link with intelligence. The Spanish Journal of Psychology, e99, 1-12.

2016

  • Finkenwirth, C., Martins, E., Deschner, T., & Burkart, J. M. (2016). Oxytocin is associated with infant-care behavior and motivation in cooperatively breeding marmoset monkeys. Hormones and behavior, 80, 10-18.
  • Townsend, S. W., Koski, S. E., Byrne R. W., Slocombe, K. E., Bickel, B., Böckle, M., Braga Concalves, I., Burkart, J. M., Flower, T., Gaunet, F., Glock, H. J., Gruber, T., Jansen D. A. W. A. M., Liebal, K., Linke, A., Miklosi, A., Moore, R., van Schaik, C. P., Stoll, S., Vail, A., Waller, B., Wild, M., Zuberbühler, K. & Manser, M. B. (2016). Exorcising Grice’s ghost:  an empirical approach to studying intentional communication in animals. Biological Reviews. doi: 10.1111/brv.12289.
  • Burkart, J. M., Schubiger, M. N. & van Schaik, C. P. (2016). The evolution of general intelligence. Target article. Behavioral and Brain Sciences, doi:10.1017/S0140525X16000959.
    The evolution of general intelligence (PDF, 1020 KB)
  • Schubiger, M. N., Kissling, A. & Burkart, J. M. (2016). How task format affects cognitive performance: A memory test with two species of New World monkeys. Animal Behaviour, 121: 33-39.
  • Burkart, J. M. (in press). The evolution and consequences of sociality. In: APA Handbook of Comparative Psycholog (eds: Call, J., Burghardt, G., Pepperberg, I., Snowdon, C., & Zentall, T.)
  • Heldstab, S. A., Kosonen, Z. K., Koski, S. E. Burkart, J. M., van Schaik, C. P., & Isler, K. Manipulation complexity in primates coevolved with brain size and terrestriality (2016) Scientific Reports, 6:24528
  • Finkenwirth, C. F., Martins, E., Deschner, T. & Burkart, J. M. (2016). Oxytocin as a mediator of infant care behavior and motivation in cooperatively breeding marmosets. Hormones and Behavior. doi:10.1016/j.yhbeh.2016.01.008
  • Burkart, J. M. & van Schaik, C. P. (2016). Revisiting the consequences of cooperative breeding. A response to Thornton & McAuliffe (2015). Journal of Zoology, DOI: 10.1111/jzo.12322
    Burkart & van Schaik_in press (PDF, 297 KB)
  • van Schaik, C. P., Burkart, J. M., Damerius, L., Forss, S., Koops, K., van Noordwijk, M. & Schuppli, C. (2016). The reluctant innovator: Orangutans and the phylogeny of creativity. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B, 371(1690), 20150183
  • Burkart, J. M. & van Schaik, C. P. (2016). The cooperative breeding perspective helps pinning down when uniquely human evolutionary processes are necessary – and when not. Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 39, e34.