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Dataset Index

The NCCR Evolving Language offers the following datasets as open source downloads:

Genty, E., & Fuchs, M. (2023). GApS: A Coding Scheme for Great Ape Signals in ELAN.
Lehoczki, F., Andics, A., Kershenbaum, A., Kubinyi, E., Passilongo, D., Root-Gutteridge, H., … Faragó, T. (2023). Genetic distance from wolves affects family dogs’ reactions towards howls. Retrieved from
Bickel, B., Nichols, J., Zakharko, T., Witzlack-Makarevich, A., Hildebrandt, K., Rießler, M., … Lowe, J. B. (2022). The AUTOTYP database.
Wilke, C., Lahiff, N. J., Sabbi, K. H., Watts, D. P., Townsend, S. W., & Slocombe, K. E. (2022). Declarative referential gesturing in a wild chimpanzee (Pan troglodytes). Retrieved from
Spiess, S., Mylne, H. K., Engesser, S., Mine, J. G., O’Neill, L. G., Russell, A. F., & Townsend, S. W. (2022). Syntax-like Structures in Maternal Contact Calls of Chestnut-Crowned Babblers (Pomatostomus ruficeps).
Soldati, A., Fedurek, P., Dezecache, G., Call, J., & Zuberbühler, K. (2022). Audience sensitivity in chimpanzee display pant hoots. Retrieved from
Sotiropoulos, A. G., Arango-Isaza, E., Ban, T., Barbieri, C., Bourras, S., Cowger, C., … Wicker, T. (2022). Global genomic analyses of wheat powdery mildew reveal association of pathogen spread with historical human migration and trade. Retrieved from
Rossano, F., Terwilliger, J., Bangerter, A., Genty, E., Heesen, R., & Zuberbühler, K. (2022). How 2- and 4-Year-Old children coordinate social interactions with peers.
Ravignani, A., & Garcia, M. (2022). A cross-species framework to identify vocal learning abilities in mammals.
Mine, J. G., Slocombe, K. E., Willems, E. P., Gilby, I. C., Yu, M., Thompson, M. E., … Machanda, Z. P. (2022). Vocal signals facilitate cooperative hunting in wild chimpanzees.
Miani, A., Hills, T., & Bangerter, A. (2022). Interconnectedness and (in)Coherence as a signature of conspiracy worldviews. Retrieved from
Mearing, A. S., Burkart, J. M., Dunn, J., Street, S. E., & Koops, K. (2022). The evolutionary drivers of primate scleral coloration.
Jorgewich-Cohen, G., Townsend, S. W., Padovese, L. R., Klein, N., Praschag, P., Ferrara, C. R., … Sánchez-Villagra, M. R. (2022). Common evolutionary origin of acoustic communication in choanate vertebrates. Retrieved from
Griffa, A., Amico, E., Liégeois, R., Van De Ville, D., & Preti, M. G. (2022). Brain structure-function coupling provides signatures for task decoding and individual fingerprinting. Retrieved from
Kaiping, G. A., & Klamer, M. (2022). The dialect chain of the Timor-Alor-Pantar language family: A new analysis using systematic Bayesian phylogenetics. Retrieved from
Fröhlich, M., van Schaik, C. P., van Noordwijk, M. A., & Knief, U. (2022). Individual variation and plasticity in the infant-directed communication of orang-utan mothers.
Engesser, S., & Manser, M. B. (2022). Collective close calling mediates group cohesion in foraging meerkats via spatially determined differences in call rates.
Fröhlich, M., & van Schaik, C. P. (2022). Social tolerance and interactional opportunities as drivers of gestural redoings in orang-utans. Retrieved from
Bittar, A., & Garner, P. N. (2022). A surrogate gradient spiking baseline for speech command recognition. Retrieved from,
Berthet, M., Mesbahi, G., Cäsar, C., & Zuberbühler, K. (2022). Impact of predator model presentation paradigms on titi monkey alarm sequences. Retrieved from
Averly, B., Sridhar, V. H., Demartsev, V., Gall, G., Manser, M., & Strandburg-Peshkin, A. (2022). Disentangling influence over group speed and direction reveals multiple patterns of influence in moving meerkat groups.
Atanasova, T., & Laganaro, M. (2022). Word Production Changes through Adolescence: A Behavioral and ERP Investigation of Referential and Inferential Naming.
Van De Ville, D., Farouj, Y., Preti, M. G., Liégeois, R., & Amico, E. (2021). When makes you unique: Temporality of the human brain fingerprint.
Fröhlich, M., Bartolotta, N., Fryns, C., Wagner, C., Momon, L., Jaffrezic, M., … van Schaik, C. P. (2021). Wild-captive contrasts in non-vocal communicative repertoires and functional specificity in orang-utans. Retrieved from