Dr. Antonella Tramacere

Dr. Antonella Tramacere

Dept. of Linguistic and Cultural Evolution
+49 3641 686-819

Main Focus

I do research in philosophy of cognition and biology. I analyse the development of the Mirror neuron system, and its interactions with other neural networks in different animal species (mostly monkeys, songbirds and humans). I address the role of brain mechanisms in the emergence of cultural traits, like imitation, language and self-awareness. My goal is to ultimately build models of bidirectional relationship between culture and biology, gene and learning, in human behavior.

Currently, I am exploring the implications of new discoveries on the microbiome and the immune system, in the development and evolution of brain and behavior. 

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