Dr. Natacha Mendes

Scientific co-ordinator Max Planck School of Cognition

Curriculum Vitae

Academic Education

1997 - 2002
MSc in Biology
University of Évora (Portugal) & University of Vienna (Austria)
09/01 - 09/02
MSc research work
University of Vienna (Austria), Department of Cognitive Biology
"Does the common marmoset (Callithrix jacchus) has object permanence? And if so, what limits can it reach?"
2004 - 2008
PhD (Dr. rer. nat.)
Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Department of Developmental and Comparative Psychology, Leipzig (Germany)
"Acquisition and retention of what food is where in the African great apes"


2009 - 2010
Institute of Cognitive Neurology and Dementia Research, Magdeburg (Germany)
2009 - 2010
Guest Researcher
Clinical Neurophysiology and Memory Group, UCL, London (UK)
2011 - 2013
Department of Social Neuroscience, Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Science, Leipzig (Germany)


2002 Best student oral communication, 4th National Congress of Ethology, Lisboa (Portugal) (2002)
2007 Best student poster presentation at the XXX International Ethological Conference, Halifax, (Canada), XXX International Ethological Conference, Halifax, (Canada) (2007)
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