Skip to Main content
New interface


Number of documents


CV of Marie Bourjade


Email address:

Lab page:

Research Gate page:

Google Scholar page:



Lecturer in psychology


Teaching responsibilities

I teach on the undergraduate degree programs for BSc Psychology. I contribute to different units including developmental psychology, comparative psychology, epistemology and behavior sampling techniques. I supervise undergraduate dissertations on comparative and developmental psychology. I also teach animal behavior on different programs for professionals working with dogs and horses.


Research interests

I have broad interests in animal and human behavior, cognition and psychology. My research focuses on the evolution of intentional multimodal communication, social attention and coordination in primates with the aim to further document the evolution of human language. I study multimodal signaling in diverse social contexts like dyadic and triadic social interactions, face-to-face communication and cooperative situations.


In human children:

Attention and multimodal communication within mother-infant dyads

Cooperation and communication in preschool children


In non-human primates:

Attention and intentional multimodal communication

Laterality of gestural communication and facial expressions

Temporal dimension of cooperative interactions


In horses:

Adults' scaffolding role in socio-affective development

Leadership and collective decision-making process

Journal articles24 documents

  • Marie Bourjade, Hélène Cochet, Sandra Molesti, Michèle Guidetti. Is Conceptual Diversity an Advantage for Scientific Inquiry? A Case Study on the Concept of ‘Gesture’ in Comparative Psychology. Integrative Psychological and Behavioral Science, 2020, 54 (4), pp.805-832. ⟨10.1007/s12124-020-09516-5⟩. ⟨hal-03669079⟩
  • Marie Bourjade, Florence Gaunet, Anaïs Maugard, Adrien Meguerditchian. Manipulating social cues in baboon gesture learning: what does it tell us about the evolution of communication?. Animal Cognition, 2019, 22, pp.113-125. ⟨hal-01944118⟩
  • Sandra Molesti, Adrien Meguerditchian, Marie Bourjade. Gestural communication in olive baboons (Papio anubis): repertoire and intentionality. Animal Cognition, 2019, 23 (1), pp.19-40. ⟨10.1007/s10071-019-01312-y⟩. ⟨hal-02860582⟩
  • Catherine Wallez, Jacques Vauclair, Marie Bourjade. Baboon (Papio anubis) chimeric face processing by human (Homo sapiens) judges: Influence of stimuli complexity on the perception of oro-facial asymmetries.. Journal of Comparative Psychology, 2018, ⟨10.1037/com0000118⟩. ⟨hal-01944113⟩
  • Augustine Lamaury, Hélène Cochet, Marie Bourjade. Acquisition of joint attention by olive baboons gesturing toward humans. Animal Cognition, In press, pp.1-9. ⟨10.1007/s10071-017-1111-9⟩. ⟨hal-01944106⟩
  • Aleksandra Gorecka-Bruzda, Carole Fureix, Anne Ouvrard, Marie Bourjade, Martine Hausberger. Investigating determinants of yawning in the domestic (Equus caballus) and Przewalski (Equus ferus przewalskii) horses. The Science of Nature Naturwissenschaften, 2016, 103 (9-10), pp.72. ⟨10.1007/s00114-016-1395-7⟩. ⟨hal-01355007⟩
  • Marie Bourjade. Le pointage controversé des singes : éléments empiriques chez le babouin olive (Papio anubis). Enfance, 2016, pp.375-404. ⟨10.4074/S0013754516004043⟩. ⟨hal-01560442⟩
  • Marie Bourjade, Bernard Thierry, Martine Hausberger, Odile Petit. Is leadership a reliable concept in animals? An empirical study in the horse. PLoS ONE, 2015, 10 (5), pp.e0126344. ⟨10.1371/journal.pone.0126344⟩. ⟨hal-01158659⟩
  • Adrien Meguerditchian, Marie Bourjade, Damien Marie, Scott Love, Pauline Fresnais, et al.. Brain, Gestures and Mouth in Baboons (Papio anubis) : What May They Tell Us about the Origins of Some Language Properties?. Folia Primatologica, 2015, 86 (4), pp.321-322. ⟨hal-01432430⟩
  • Marie Bourjade, Charlotte Canteloup, Adrien Meguerditchian, Jacques Vauclair, Florence Gaunet. Training experience in gestures affects the display of social gaze in baboons’ communication with a human. Animal Cognition, 2015, 18 (1), ⟨10.1007/s10071-014-0793-5⟩. ⟨hal-01237425⟩
  • Céline Scola, Marie Bourjade, Marianne ´ Jover. Social interaction is associated with changes in infants’ motor activity. Socioaffective Neuroscience and Psychology, 2015, 5 (1), ⟨10.3402/snp.v5.28256⟩. ⟨hal-01792671⟩
  • Marie Bourjade, Josep Call, Marie Pelé, Myriam Maumy-Bertrand, Valérie Dufour. Bonobos and orangutans, but not chimpanzees, flexibly plan for the future in a token-exchange task. Animal Cognition, 2014, 17 (6), pp.1329-1340. ⟨10.1007/s10071-014-0768-6⟩. ⟨hal-01015182⟩
  • Marie Bourjade, Adrien Meguerditchian, Audrey Maille, Florence Gaunet, Jacques Vauclair. Olive baboons, Papio anubis, adjust their visual and auditory intentional gestures to the visual attention of others. Animal Behaviour, 2014, 87, pp.121-128. ⟨10.1016/j.anbehav.2013.10.019⟩. ⟨hal-00932293⟩
  • Marie Bourjade, Hélène Meunier, Catherine Blois-Heulin, Jacques Vauclair. Baboons' hand preference resists to spatial factors for a communicative gesture but not for a simple manipulative action. Developmental Psychobiology, 2013, 55 (6), pp.651-661. ⟨10.1002/dev.21128⟩. ⟨hal-01021749⟩
  • Marie Bourjade, Adrien Meguerditchian, Jacques Vauclair. Intentional Communication in Olive Baboons (Papio anubis). Folia Primatologica, 2013, 84 (3-5), pp.252. ⟨hal-01439671⟩
  • Carole Fureix, Marie Bourjade, Séverine Henry, Carol Sankey, Martine Hausberger. Exploring aggression regulation in managed groups of horses Equus caballus. Applied Animal Behaviour Science, 2012, 138 (3-4), pp.216-228. ⟨10.1016/j.applanim.2012.02.009⟩. ⟨hal-01021853⟩
  • Audrey Maille, Lucie Engelhart, Marie Bourjade, Catherine Blois-Heulin. To beg, or not to beg? That is the question: mangabeys modify their production of requesting gestures in response to human's attentional states. PLoS ONE, 2012, 7 (7), pp.e41197. ⟨10.1371/journal.pone.0041197⟩. ⟨hal-01020439⟩
  • Marie Bourjade, Bernard Thierry, Josep Call, Valérie Dufour. Are monkeys able to plan for future exchange?. Animal Cognition, 2012, 15 (5), pp.783-795. ⟨10.1007/s10071-012-0502-1⟩. ⟨hal-00750709⟩
  • Martine Hausberger, Carole Fureix, Marie Bourjade, Sabine Wessel-Robert, Marie-Annick Richard-Yris. On the significance of adult play: what does social play tell us about adult horse welfare?. The Science of Nature Naturwissenschaften, 2012, 99 (4), pp.291-302. ⟨10.1007/s00114-012-0902-8⟩. ⟨hal-01021858⟩
  • Marie Bourjade, Cédric Sueur. Shared of unshared consensus for collective movement? Towards methodological concerns. Behavioural Processes, 2010, 84, pp.648-652. ⟨10.1016/j.beproc.2010.02.027⟩. ⟨hal-00700627⟩
  • Marie Bourjade, Bernard Thierry, Myriam Maumy, Odile Petit. Decision-making in Przewalski horses (Equus ferus przewalskii) is driven by the ecological contexts of collective movements. Ethology, 2009, 115, pp.321-330. ⟨10.1111/j.1439-0310.2009.01614.x⟩. ⟨hal-00439846⟩
  • Marie Bourjade, Alice de Boyer Des Roches, Martine Hausberger. Adult-Young Ratio, a Major Factor Regulating Social Behaviour of Young: A Horse Study. PLoS ONE, 2009, 4 (3), pp.e4888. ⟨10.1371/journal.pone.0004888⟩. ⟨hal-01237436⟩
  • Marie Bourjade, L. Tatin, S.R.B. King, C. Feh. Early reproductive success, preceding bachelor ranks and their behavioural correlates in young Przewalski's stallions. Ethology Ecology and Evolution, 2009, 21 (1), pp.1-14. ⟨hal-01944096⟩
  • Marie Bourjade, Moulinot Maïc, Séverine Henry, Marie-Annick Richard-Yris, Martine Hausberger. Could adults be used to improve social skills of young horses, Equus caballus?. Developmental Psychobiology, 2008, 50, pp.408-417. ⟨10.1002/dev.20301⟩. ⟨hal-01237382⟩

Conference papers18 documents

  • Marie Bourjade, Stéphane Vautier. Un arbre de décision pour évaluer l'état des connaissances. 6ème atelier MODEVAIIA, Jun 2017, Marcevol, France. ⟨hal-01944191⟩
  • Sandra Molesti, Marie Bourjade, Adrien Meguerditchian. Gestural Communication in Olive Baboons (Papio anubis): Repertoire and Properties.. 7th European Federation for Primatology meeting, Aug 2017, Strasbourg, France. ⟨hal-01560551⟩
  • Marie Bourjade, Hélène Cochet, Sandra Molesti. Gesture production in monkeys, apes and prelinguistic children: The interplay between development and evolution.. 7th Conference of the International Society of Gesture Study, Jul 2016, Paris, France. ⟨hal-01944132⟩
  • Adrien Meguerditchian, Marie Bourjade, Damien A Marie, Scott Love, Marie Plouvier, et al.. De la main à la bouche au cerveau chez le babouin (Papio anubis): implications sur les origines du langage. Colloque de la société française de primatologie, Oct 2015, Strasbourg, France. ⟨hal-01944211⟩
  • Marie Bourjade, Florence Gaunet, Adrien Meguerditchian. Understanding audience effect in primate gestural communication. 34th International Ethological Conference, Aug 2015, Cairns, Australia. ⟨hal-01560532⟩
  • Adrien Meguerditchian, Marie Bourjade, Damien A Marie. Brain, gestures and mouth in baboons (Papio anubis): what may it tell us about the origins of some language properties?. 6th Conference of the European Federation of Primatology, Aug 2015, Roma, Italy. ⟨hal-01944159⟩
  • Marie Bourjade, Florence Gaunet, Adrien Meguerditchian. A window on the proximal mechanisms of intentional communication in primates. 7th European Conference on Behavioural Biology, Jul 2014, Prague, Czech Republic. ⟨hal-01944184⟩
  • Adrien Meguerditchian, Marie Bourjade, Jacques Vauclair. Gestural communication in baboons and its relations to some language properties: Flexibility, intentionality and lateralization. 25th Conference of the International Primatology Society, Aug 2014, Hanoï, Vietnam. ⟨hal-01944175⟩
  • Audrey Maille, Lucie Engelhart, Amandine Chapelain, Arnaud Rossard, Philippe Bec, et al.. Requesting gestures of old-world monkeys: Intentionality, referentiality, laterality?. 24th International Primatological Society (IPS) Congress, Aug 2012, Cancun, Mexico. ⟨hal-01335545⟩
  • Audrey Maille, Lucie Engelhart, Marie Bourjade, Catherine Blois-Heulin. Communication gestuelle chez les primates non humains : les gestes de quémande des mangabés à collier (Cercocebus torquatus) sont-ils influencés par l’état attentionnel des humains ?. 42ème Colloque Annuel de la SFECA, Société Française pour l'Etude du Comportement Animal; UMR8195 ENES-CNPS, May 2012, Saint-Etienne, France. ⟨hal-01343965⟩
  • Séverine Henry, Marie Bourjade, Martine Hausberger. Impact of unrelated adults on the behavior of weanlings and young horses. 62nd Annual Meeting of the European Association for Animal Production, European Federation of Animal Science (EAAP), Aug 2011, Stavanger, Norway. ⟨10.3920/978-90-8686-731-8⟩. ⟨hal-01334962⟩
  • Martine Hausberger, Carole Fureix, Marie Bourjade, Sabine Wessel-Robert, Marie-Annick Richard-Yris. Le jeu : indicateur de bien-être ou de mal-être ?. 36ème Journée de la Recherche Equine, Institut Français du Cheval et de l'Equitation, Mar 2010, Paris, France. pp.123-131. ⟨hal-01318479⟩
  • Bernard Thierry, Marie Bourjade, Amandine Ramseyer, Alain Boissy, Bertrand Dumont, et al.. Les processus de recrutement dans les déplacements de groupe chez les ongulés. Rencontres annuelles du GDR d'Ethologie, GDR CNRS 2822 Ethologie et UMR CNRS 5169 CRCA, Mar 2010, Toulouse, France. ⟨hal-01343923⟩
  • Marie Bourjade, Martine Hausberger. What sort of influence do adult horses exert on youngsters?. Behavior 2009 - 31st International Ethological Conference, International Ethological Conference (IEC) and University of Rennes 1, Aug 2009, Rennes, France. ⟨hal-01354658⟩
  • Marie Bourjade, Bernard Thierry, Odile Petit. Decision-making processes in the collective movements of Przewalski horses: Influences of the environment. 4th biennial European Conference on Behavioural Biology, Université de Bourgogne, Jul 2008, Dijon, France. ⟨hal-01354649⟩
  • Marie Bourjade, Bernard Thierry, Odile Petit. Influence de l’enjeu écologique sur la prise de décisions de groupe chez le cheval de Przewalski, Equus ferus przewalskii. Colloque annuel de la SFECA « Le social dans tous ses états », Société Française pour l'Etude du Comportement Animal; EA4443 LEEC, Apr 2007, Villetaneuse, France. ⟨hal-01354664⟩
  • Bernard Thierry, Marie Bourjade, Amandine Ramseyer, Alain Boissy, Bertrand Dumont, et al.. Les mécanismes collectifs de la décision dans les déplacements de groupes de chevaux et de vaches. Rencontres annuelles du GDR d'Ethologie, Université de Bourgogne, Oct 2007, Dijon, France. ⟨hal-01354669⟩
  • Martine Hausberger, Laurence Henry, Hugo Cousillas, Maryvonne Forasté-Mathelier, Marie Bourjade. Social experience, vocal learning and social cognition in the European starling, Sturnus vulgaris. 23rd International Ornithological Congress (IOC), China Ornothological Society, Aug 2002, Pékin, China. pp.618-621. ⟨hal-01317468⟩

Conference poster3 documents

  • Céline Scola, Marie Bourjade, M. Cellier, Marianne Jover. How infant’s motor activity changes during mother-infant interaction? . International Conference on Infant Studies , 2016, News Orleans, United States. ⟨hal-01560584⟩
  • Céline Scola, M Cellier, M. Pernes, Marie Bourjade, Marianne Jover. Infants reduce their movements when their partner sings. Conference on Cognitive Development, Jan 2015, Budapest, Hungary. ⟨hal-01560591⟩
  • Marie Bourjade, M. Moulinot, Séverine Henry, Marie-Annick Richard-Yris, Martine Hausberger. Does adults influence play a role in social structuring in young horses?. Behavior 2005 - 29th International Ethological Conference, Aug 2005, Budapest, France. ⟨hal-01360046⟩

Other publications1 document