Natàlia Barbarroja Capdevila

PhD student
Department of Linguistics and Basque Studies
University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU)
natàlia.barbarroja@ehu.eus
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I am a primatologist with a degree in biology. After my BA I completed my education at the Deutsches Primatenzentrum in Göttingen (Germany), where I learned about comparative psychology. In the past years, I have focused my research on imitation in the ASD community, and I have collaborated with various early assistance centres and ASD associations. I have joined the Lindy Lab with a contract from the Spanish Ministry of Science and Innovation, and my plan is to write a dissertation about cognition and language in minimally verbal ASC.

Academic Degrees

  • Currently enrolled: PhD in Linguistics. University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU), Vitoria-Gasteiz, 2020.

  • M.A. in Teacher Training for Compulsory Secondary Education, Upper Secondary Education, Vocational Training and Language Teaching. UNIR, 2020.

  • M.A. in Primatology. Universitat de Girona, 2016.

  • B.A. in Biology. Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, 2013.

Further education

  • Research Assistant. Deutsches Primatenzentrum, Göttingen (Germany), 2015-2016.

  • Summer School “Emotion Expressions in Human and Non-Human Communication”. Göttingen (Germany), 2015.

  • Erasmus Placement Scholarship. Dipartimento di Biologia, Università di Pisa (Italia), 2012-2013.

  • Erasmus Scholarship. Università di Pisa (Italia), 2010-2011.

Talks, Publications & Manuscripts
 
 
Talks
  • VI Iberian Primatological Conference. Burgos, España 2017. “Is weight perception embodied? Size discrimination in vertical space in long-tailed macaques (Macaca fascicularis)”.

Publications:

  • Stefanie Keupp, Natàlia Barbarroja, Sascha Topolinski, Julia Fischer (2018). Are monkeys intuitive Aristotelians? – Associations between target size and vertical target position in long-tailed macaques. Royal Society Open Science. DOI: 10.1098/rsos.170889

Posters

  • 4th International Congress of Clinical and Health Psychology on Children and Adolescents. Palma de Mallorca, España 2018. “Dissociating the social and physical aspects of an instrumental task that may influence imitation in autistic children”.

  • VI Iberian Primatological Conference. Burgos, España 2017. “What does facial morphology tell about personality in chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes)?”.

  • Primate Day, Associazione Primatologica Italiana. Firenze, Italia 2016. “Can chimpanzee faces determine their personality? (Pan troglodytes)”.

  • Eco-Etología 2016, Congreso Internacional de la Sociedad Española de Etología y Ecología Evolutiva. Granada, España 2016. “¿Qué nos dice la morfología facial de un chimpancé?”.

  • Eco-Etología 2016, Congreso Internacional de la Sociedad Española de Etología y Ecología Evolutiva. Granada, España 2016. “¿Puede la cara de los chimpancés informarnos sobre su personalidad?”.

  • V Iberian Primatological Conference. Évora. Portugal 2015. “Can chimpanzee (Pan troglodytes) faces determine their personality?”.

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