Dr. Charlotte Canteloup

My research interest is primate social cognition. During my PhD, I focused on the study of cognitive abilities as Theory of Mind precursors of our closest relatives, nonhuman primates, to better understand the evolution of cognition. I am now working on the origins of culture and the effects of social network on social transmission in wild vervet monkeys as a post-doctoral fellow attached to the University of Lausanne and the University of Zürich.

Fyssen Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Universities of Lausanne and Zürich, Switzerland

PhD in Ethology at the University of Strasbourg, 2016, France

Master Degree in Fundamental and Compared Ethology at the University of Paris 13, France

Bachelor in Biology at the University of Paris Diderot, France

Canteloup C., Poitrasson I., Anderson J.R., Poulin N., & Meunier H. 2017. Factors influencing deceptive behaviours in Tonkean macaques (Macaca tonkeana). Behaviour, 154: 765-784. 

Canteloup C., & Meunier H. 2017. ‘Unwilling’ versus ‘unable’: Tonkean macaques’ understanding of human goal-directed actions. PeerJ, 5:e3227.

Canteloup C., Piraux E., Poulin N., & Meunier H. 2016. Do Tonkean macaques (Macaca tonkeana) perceive what conspecifics do and do not see? PeerJ, e1693, 4: DOI 10.7717/peerj.1693

Canteloup C., Bovet D., & Meunier H. 2015. Intentional gestural communication and discrimination of human attentional states in rhesus macaques (Macaca mulatta). Animal Cognition, 18(4): 875-883.

Canteloup, C., Bovet D., & Meunier H. 2015. Do Tonkean macaques (Macaca tonkeana) tailor their gestural and visual signals to fit the attentional states of a human partner? Animal Cognition, 18(2): 451-461.

Bourjade M., Canteloup C., Meguerditchian A., Vauclair J. & Gaunet F. 2015. Training experience in gestures affects the display of social gaze in baboons’ communication with a human. Animal Cognition, 18(1): 239-250.

Canteloup C., Vauclair J., & Meunier H. 2013. Hand preferences on unimanual and bimanual tasks in tonkean macaques (Macaca tonkeana). American Journal of Physical Anthropology, 152(3), 315-321.

Meunier H., Fagard J., Maugard A., Briseno M., Fizet J., Canteloup C., Defolie C. & Vauclair J. 2013. Patterns of hemispheric specialization for a communicative gesture in different primate species.  Developmental Psychobiology, 55(6), 662-671.


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