The class is free for Humboldt University Students

Please send me a brief email (to and tell us about your background and explain why you want to be part of the project. In most cases we will have a 5-min one-on-one ZOOM meeting to discuss the concrete options for you.

The starting point of the project will be: Humans have the capacity to communicate using language and cooperate in great groups with non-kin—as opposed to apes whose ability to cooperate in this way and to learn a language is rather limited. Why did language and theses special forms of collaboration and to communicated via language—which is the basis of the human success—only evolve in one species?