Dr. Josep Call
Senior Scientist, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology
Co-Director, Wolfgang Koehler Primate Research Center
Dr. Josep Call is the senior scientist at the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology in Leipzig, Germany, where he directs the Wolfgang Koehler Primate Research Centre. He studied psychology at the Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona and received his Ph.D. in psychology from Emory University in Atlanta. He has researched shared knowledge, communicative intent and pointing in numerous species, including goats, dogs, humans, orangutans, chimpanzees, gorillas and bonobos. He and his students have been pioneers in the study of dog cognition, covering topics such as pointing, word learning, inference and communication. He is a leader in the field of animal psychology and is now chief editor for the Journal of Comparative Psychology and serves on the editorial boards of five other academic journals.