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New paper in Scientific Reports

January 17, 2024

Are epistemic actions subject to moral evaluation? At first sight, no: their intended consequences are on beliefs, not on the welfare of others. But in fact, yes: People do express moral disapproval by saying things like: “you should have checked!”.

Katarina, Francesca and Christophe published 'The importance of epistemic action in ascription of responsibility'

Angarika Deb gives a talk on social inequalities at Flame

November 20, 2023

Angarika Deb will be giving a guest lecture at FLAME University, Pune, India on the topic of emergence of social inequalities. She will talk about how some hunterer-gatherer populations avoid some common forms of inequalities that plague ou industrialised societies.

Réka Blazsek gave a talk at CBEN 2023, in Utrecht

November 6, 2023

Reka talked about owneship at the conference of the Cognition, Behavior and Evolution Network, which took place in Utrecht, Netherlands, on the 2nd and 3rd November, 2023. She talked about the origin and function of ownership beliefs.

Blazsek CBEN talk

Christophe at the Civica Research Conference

October 15, 2023

Christophe Heintz presented the work done as part of the Civica funded project Attitudes to Inequality during the Civica Research Conference, 12-13 October 2023, at Sciences Po, Paris.

Dubrovnik, Prague, Zurich: that's where Katarina talked about responsibility ascription

September 24, 2023

Katarina Kovacevic presented her work on responsibility ascription at several conferences this summer:

  •  at DUCOG in Dubrovnik, (May 2023), where she presented a poster
  •  at ESPP in Prague (August 2023), where she gave a talk
  •  at Euro XPhy 3rd European Experimental Philosophy Conference ) in Zurich, (September 2023), where she gave a talk.

In Fall 20223, Christophe Heintz is a visiting researcher at the University Mohammed 6 Polytechnic

September 1, 2023

Christophe will spend a term in Rabat, Morocco, as a guest of UM6P.

He will work with Mathieu Charbonneau on the cultural evolution of distributed cognitive systems.

Akos Szegofi is giving a course about misinformation at the Universidad de los Andes

August 15, 2023

This term (Fall, 2023), Akos Szegofi is teaching in Bogota, Columbia.

Angarika Deb gave a talk on gender inequalities at the O.P. Jindal Global University

August 15, 2023

Angarika Deb gave a talk at the O.P. Jindal Global University, where she was the 100th speaker at the university's Guest Talk series. She spoke about gender inequalities, how they emerge in human populations across the world, and how these inequalities can be managed by social norms, referring to anthropological work on egalitarian hunter-gatherer populations.

Poster on community size and the cultural evolution of norms of fairness

August 1, 2023

Angarika Deb presented a poster at CogSci 2023, the 44th annual meeting of the Cognitive Science Society ( July 26 – 29, Sydney), critically assessing claims made in

Henrich, J. et al. (2010). Markets, religion, community size, and the evolution of fairness and punishment. science327 (5972), 1480-1484.

Christophe at the Joint Action Meeting

July 14, 2023

Christophe Heintz contributed with two talks and one poster to 9th Joint Action Meeting (JAM 9), Budapest, Hungary, July 10-12, 2023.

His first talk was called "Smoothing coordination, the Ladyginian way and the Grician way" and presented joint work with Thom Scott-Phillips.

His second talk was called "The commitment loop" and presented joint work with Francesca Bonalumi.

His poster was about precedence and Schelling salience in coodination. It was  presenting joint work with Liuba Voronina.