Manuel Bohn is Assistant Professor at the Institute for Psychology at Leuphana University Lüneburg and Affiliated Researcher at the Department of Comparative Cultural Psychology at the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology.
As a developmental psychologist he is interested in the psychological foundations of human communication. His current research focuses on how children’s everyday experience relates to their communicative and cognitive development. For a broader perspective, he also studies the communicative and cognitive abilities of great apes. His goal is to understand the shared and unique aspects of human cognition that allow children to acquire conventional language.