|PDRA in the Department of Anthropology|
Hello, I am a postdoctoral research associate working with Prof Rachel Kendal, Prof Robert Barton (Durham University) and Dr Amanda Seed (University of St Andrews) on a project investigating Sequence cognition in primates.
I'm broadly interested in learning which cognitive and social factors differentiate humans from their closest living relatives, the great apes. I'm interested in sequence cognition, executive functions, social learning, cumulative culture, tool use, among others.
I completed my PhD in Psychology at the University of Birmingham in 2017, working with Dr Claudio Tennie, Prof Sarah Beck, and Prof Ian Apperly on a project investigating the developmental origins of cumulative culture. After that, I held a teaching position at the School of Anthropology at the University of Oxford. In 2018, I moved to St Andrews to work full-time as a postdoctoral researcher with Dr Amanda Seed on a project investigating the structure of executive functions in chimpanzees and human children. I'm always interested in new collaborations and in students reaching out to me, so please do not hesitate to get in touch.
- Cumulative culture
- Sequence cognition
- Social learning
- Tool use
- Executive functions
- Comparative cognition
Chapter in book
- Reindl, Eva, Bandini, Elisa & Tennie, Claudio (2018). The Zone of Latent Solutions and Its Relation to the Classics: Vygotsky and Köhler. In Evolution of Primate Social Cognition. 5: 231.
- Reindl, E., Völter, C. J., Civelek, Z., Duncan, L., Lugosi, Z., Felsche, E., Herrmann, E., Call, J. & Seed, A. M. (2023). The shifting shelf task: a new, non-verbal measure for attentional set shifting. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences 290(1991): 0221496.
- Reindl, Eva, Völter, Christoph Johannes, Campbell-May, Jessica, Call, Josep & Seed, Amanda Madeleine (2022). Exploring the development of attentional set shifting in young children with a novel Intradimensional/Extradimensional shift task. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology 221: 105428.
- Völter, Christoph J., Reindl, Eva, Felsche, Elisa, Civelek, Zeynep, Whalen, Andrew, Lugosi, Zsuzsa, Duncan, Lisa, Herrmann, Esther, Call, Josep & Seed, Amanda M. (2022). The structure of executive functions in preschool children and chimpanzees. Scientific Reports 12(1).
- Reindl, E., Tennie, C., Apperly, I. A., Lugosi, Z. & Beck, S. R. (2022). Young children spontaneously invent three different types of associative tool use behaviour. Evolutionary Human Sciences 4: 1-23.
- Reindl, Eva, Parkash, Divya, Völter, Christoph Johannes & Seed, Amanda Madeleine (2021). Thinking inside the box: Mental manipulation of working memory contents in 3- to 7-year-old children. Cognitive Development 59: 101068.
- Reindl E, Gwillians A, Dean L, Kendal RL & Tennie C (2020). Skills and motivations underlying children's cumulative cultural learning: case not closed. Palgrave Communications 6: 106.
- Neldner, Karri, Reindl, Eva, Tennie, Claudio, Grant, Julie, Tomaselli, Keyan & Nielsen, Mark (2020). A cross-cultural investigation of young children's spontaneous invention of tool use behaviours. Royal Society Open Science 7(5): 192240.
- Reindl, Eva & Tennie, Claudio (2018). Young children fail to generate an additive ratchet effect in an open-ended construction task. PLOS ONE 13(6): e0197828.
- Reindl, E., Apperly, I. A., Beck, S. R. & Tennie, C. (2017). Young children copy cumulative technological design in the absence of action information. Scientific Reports 7(1).
- Reindl, E., Beck, S. R., Apperly, I. A. & Tennie, C. (2016). Young children spontaneously invent wild great apes’ tool-use behaviours. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences 283(1825): 20152402.