Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History

Dr. Antonella Tramacere

Kahlaische Strasse 10

07745 Jena



Dr. Antonella Tramacere

Dr. Antonella Tramacere
Dr. Antonella Tramacere
Dept. of Linguistic and Cultural Evolution

Phone: +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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