Rahel Brügger

Rahel Brügger

Concern for reputation in Common Marmosets

Tel.: +41 44 635 58 87

rahelkatharina.bruegger*uzh.ch

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Research Interests

I am broadly interested in the evolution of morality and theory of mind abilities. My PhD focusses on the one hand on a better understanding of social evaluation in common marmosets – a prerequisite for morality and theory of mind abilities. To do so we combine a novel experimental approach and thermography as a non-invasive method to assess arousal levels.
Moreover, I am interested in how marmosets coordinate cooperative actions in their family groups, especially in the case of vigilance behavior. Not all group members contribute equally to vigilance duties in marmoset family groups. We conduct experiments in novel environments to better understand, why and how these differences occur.

This PhD research project is partially funded by the Janggen-Pöhn-Stiftung.

Publications

Ermatinger, F. A., Brügger, R. K. & Burkart, J. M. (2019). The use of infrared thermography to investigate emotions in common marmosets. Physiology and Behavior, 211: 112672, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.physbeh.2019.112672
 
Brügger, R. K. & Burkart, J. M. (2019). Using thermography to understand third-party social evaluation in cooperatively breeding common marmosets. Oral presentation. EFP/PSGB International Conference, September 8–11, Oxford, GB.
 
Brügger, R. K. & Burkart, J. M. (2019). Using thermography to understand third-party social evaluation in cooperatively breeding common marmosets. Oral presentation. ASAB Summer Conference, August 26–28, Konstanz, DE.
 
Brügger, R. K. & Burkart, J. M. (2019). Inside primate minds – Using thermography to understand the evolution of morality. Invited speaker, Integrative Human Evolution Symposium (IHES), April 11, Zürich, CH.
 
Ermatinger, F. A., Brügger, R. K. & Burkart, J. M. (2019). The use of infrared thermography to investigate emotions in common marmosets. Physiology and Behavior, 211: 112672, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.physbeh.2019.112672
 
Brügger, R. K. & Burkart, J. M. (2019). Using thermography to understand third-party social evaluation in cooperatively breeding common marmosets. Oral presentation. ASAB Summer Conference, August 26–28, Konstanz, DE.
 
Brügger, R. K. & Burkart, J. M. (2019). Inside primate minds – Using thermography to understand the evolution of morality. Invited speaker, Integrative Human Evolution Symposium (IHES), April 11, Zürich, CH.
 
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
 
Brügger R.K., Kappeler-Schmalzriedt T., Burkart J.M. (2018). Reverse audience effects on helping in cooperatively breeding marmoset monkeys. Biology Letters, 14(3), http://dx.doi.org/10.1098/rsbl.2018.0030
 
Brügger, R. K. & Burkart, J. M. (2018). Validating third party understanding with thermal imaging in captive common marmosets (Callithrix jacchus). Oral presentation. IPS congress, August 19–25, Nairobi, KY.
 
Brügger, R. K. & Burkart, J. M. (2017). Third-party social evaluation in cooperatively breeding common marmosets: Do they understand call combinations? Oral presentation. GfP conference, February 15–17, Zürich, CH.
 
Brügger R.K., Kappeler-Schmalzriedt T., Burkart J.M. (2018). Reverse audience effects on helping in cooperatively breeding marmoset monkeys. Biology Letters, 14(3), http://dx.doi.org/10.1098/rsbl.2018.0030
 
Brügger, R. K. & Burkart, J. M. (2018). Validating third party understanding with thermal imaging in captive common marmosets (Callithrix jacchus). Oral presentation. IPS congress, August 19–25, Nairobi, KY.
 
Brügger, R. K. & Burkart, J. M. (2017). Third-party social evaluation in cooperatively breeding common marmosets: Do they understand call combinations? Oral presentation. GfP conference, February 15–17, Zürich, CH.
 
Brügger, R. K. & Burkart, J. M. (2016). Reputation, food sharing, and punishment: Playback experiments with captive common marmosets (Callithrix jacchus). Oral presentation. Joint meeting IPS/ASP, August 21–27, Chicago, USA.