About the Project

The Evolution of Brain Connectivity Project A striking feature of our species is our large and complex brain, enabling communication and social cognition that surpasses that of any other species. However, the uniquely human brain structures that support these functions have remained elusive for two reasons. First, the extent of these faculties in non-human apes remains hotly debated. Great ape communication and social cognition have been inherently difficult to observe and vary greatly among individuals. [Read More]

Who are we

This project is an inter-institutional research effort, involving groups from two different Max Planck Institutes in Leipzig, Germany.

Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences (MPI CBS), Leipzig Study Lead: Dr. Cornelius Eichner

Responsible PIs at MPI CBS: Dr. Alfred Anwander, Prof. Dr. Angela D. Friederici & Prof. Dr. Nikolaus Weiskopf

Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology (MPI EVA), Leipzig Responsible PIs at MPI EVA: Dr. Catherine Crockford, Dr. Roman Wittig [Read More]


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