The Centre brings together a unique group of researchers in the Schools of Biology and Psychology who share a distinctive set of common interests in the study of social learning, culture and cognitive evolution. Core activities include a joint seminar programme, the promotion of a scheme for both Senior and Junior Visiting Research Fellows and shared postgraduate training. Supplementary activities include the organisation of workshops and conferences.

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  • Lack of prosociality in great apes, capuchin monkeys and spider monkeys : convergent evidence from two different food distribution tasks 

    Amici, Federica; Visalberghi, Elisabetta; Call, Josep (2014-10-22) - Journal article
    Prosociality can be defined as any behaviour performed to alleviate the needs of others or to improve their welfare. Prosociality has probably played an essential role in the evolution of cooperative behaviour and several ...
  • From exploitation to cooperation : social tool use in orang-utan mother-offspring dyads 

    Völter, C.J.; Rossano, F.; Call, J. (2015-02) - Journal article
    Social manipulation represents an important aspect of human social interactions, including cooperative ones. Yet, little is known about social manipulation of conspecifics in nonhuman great apes. We investigated how ...
  • Younger apes and human children plan their moves in a maze task 

    Voelter, Christoph J.; Call, Josep (2014-02) - Journal article
    Planning defined as the predetermination of a sequence of actions towards some goal is crucial for complex problem solving. To shed light on the evolution of executive functions, we investigated the ontogenetic and ...
  • The evolution of self-control 

    MacLean, Evan L; Hare, Brian; Nunn, Charles L; Addessi, Elsa; Amici, Federica; Anderson, Rindy C; Aureli, Filippo; Baker, Joseph M; Bania, Amanda E; Barnard, Allison M; Boogert, Neeltje J; Brannon, Elizabeth M; Bray, Emily E; Bray, Joel; Brent, Lauren J N; Burkart, Judith M; Call, Josep; Cantlon, Jessica F; Cheke, Lucy G; Clayton, Nicola S; Delgado, Mikel M; DiVincenti, Louis J; Fujita, Kazuo; Herrmann, Esther; Hiramatsu, Chihiro; Jacobs, Lucia F; Jordan, Kerry E; Laude, Jennifer R; Leimgruber, Kristin L; Messer, Emily J E; Moura, Antonio C de A; Ostojić, Ljerka; Picard, Alejandra; Platt, Michael L; Plotnik, Joshua M; Range, Friederike; Reader, Simon M; Reddy, Rachna B; Sandel, Aaron A; Santos, Laurie R; Schumann, Katrin; Seed, Amanda M; Sewall, Kendra B; Shaw, Rachael C; Slocombe, Katie E; Su, Yanjie; Takimoto, Ayaka; Tan, Jingzhi; Tao, Ruoting; van Schaik, Carel P; Virányi, Zsófia; Visalberghi, Elisabetta; Wade, Jordan C; Watanabe, Arii; Widness, Jane; Young, Julie K; Zentall, Thomas R; Zhao, Yini (2014-05-20) - Journal article
    Cognition presents evolutionary research with one of its greatest challenges. Cognitive evolution has been explained at the proximate level by shifts in absolute and relative brain volume and at the ultimate level by ...
  • Gorillas with white sclera : a naturally occurring variation in a morphological trait linked to social cognitive functions 

    Mayhew, Jessica; Gomez, Juan-Carlos (2015-08) - Journal article
    Human eye morphology is considered unique among the primates in that humans possess larger width/height ratios (WHR), expose a greater amount of visible sclera (SSI; width of exposed eyeball/width of visible iris), and ...

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