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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.

Angarika is a visiting research student at FLAME University, Pune, India

July 1, 2023

Angarika Deb received a CEU Doctoral Research Grant to conduct research for five months (July - November, 2023) at FLAME University, Pune, India. She will work with Dr Abhishek Sahai on the theory of relative deprivation, and how it modulates perceptions of fairness.

Katarina goes to the MPI summer institute on bounded rationality.

June 29, 2023

Katarina Kovacevic participated to the Summer Institute on Bounded Rationality, Max Planck Institute for Human Development, Berlin, June 2023.

We published! A new paper on deniability by Belma, Francesca, Thom & Christophe!

January 12, 2023

The ACES team published a new paper on "Communication and deniability: Moral and epistemic reactions to denials".

The paper, co-authored by Francesca Bonalumi, Feride Belma Bumin, Thom Scott-Phillips and Christophe Heintz investigates the cognitive reactions to speakers' denials: if the speakers had incentives to mislead you, would their deniable still be credible? Would the speaker be blamed more for misleading you?

You can find the paper in a new Special Issue on "Relevance in Mind" in Frontiers in Psychology:

Visiting research fellow: Angarika at Cambridge University and LSE

January 1, 2023

In January and May Angarika Deb is a visiting research student at the University of Cambridge, Department of Archaeology and  at the London School of Economics and Political Science, Department of Anthropology.

Publication on conservation efforts and monkeys, co-authored by Guilherme Silva

December 30, 2022

Guilherme co-authored the following paper:

The importance of well-protected forests for the conservation genetics of West African colobine monkeys. (December 2022). Tânia Minhós, Filipa Borges, Bárbara Parreira, Rúben Oliveira, Isa AleixoPais, Fabien H Leendertz, Roman Wittig, Carlos Rodríguez Fernandes, Guilherme Henrique Lima Marques Silva, Miguel Duarte, Michael W Bruford, Maria Joana Ferreira da Silva, Lounès Chikhi. American Journal of Primatology

Talks at the 'Evolution, Cognition and Culture conference', Saint Jacut, France

December 5, 2022

Reka Blazsek and Christophe Heintz gave talks at the conference "Evolution, Cognition and Culture", 27 November- 1st December, organised by Nicolas Baumard, Coralie Chevalier and Dan Sperber at Saint Jacut in France.

Reka presented her project on ownership. Christophe talked about Cultural Attraction Theory and its capacity to explain the 'complex design' of cultural tokens.

Guilherme Silva co-authored a paper on the personality of marmosets

November 2, 2022

Guilherme co-authored the following paper:

Age, but not hand preference, is related to personality traits in common marmosets (Callithrix jacchus). (October 2022). Martina Konečná Michaela Masilkova, Vedrana Šlipogor, Guilherme Henrique Lima Marques Silva, Magdaléna Hadová, Stanislav Lhota, Thomas Bugnyar. Royal Society Open Science

Talk on how joint history facilitates coordination at IS2022

October 14, 2022
Liubov Voronina gave a talk at the International Multiconference Information Society.