Quantifying children’s everyday experiences

Project: Individual grant

Project participants


Jacobs Foundation Research Fellowship

Manuel Bohn is a developmental psychologist interested in the psychological foundations of human communication. His current research focuses on how children’s everyday experiences relate to their communicative and cognitive development. To address this question, he seeks to integrate tools developed in Computer Science with methods from Developmental Psychology. For a broader theoretical perspective, he studies the communicative and cognitive abilities of our closest living relatives, the great apes. His goal is to understand the shared and unique aspects of human cognition that allow children to learn language and become healthy and functioning members of the society they grow up in.