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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  • Linguistic laws in chimpanzee gestural communication 

    Heesen, Raphaela; Hobaiter, Catherine; Ferrer-i-Cancho, Ramon; Semple, Stuart (2019-02-13) - Journal article
    Studies testing linguistic laws outside language have provided important insights into the organization of biological systems. For example, patterns consistent with Zipf's law of abbreviation (which predicts a negative ...
  • Joint action and joint attention : drawing parallels between the literatures 

    Milward, Sophie; Carpenter, Malinda (2018-03-26) - Journal article
    Two of the most important milestones in children’s development are joint action (acting with others) and joint attention (attending with others). These are popular fields in both psychology and philosophy, but have formed ...
  • Diving behavior and fine-scale kinematics of free-ranging Risso’s dolphins foraging in shallow and deep-water habitats 

    Arranz, Patricia; Benoit-Bird, Kelly; Friedlaender, Ari S.; Hazen, Elliot L.; Goldbogen, Jeremy A.; Stimpert, Alison K.; De Ruiter, Stacy Lynn; Calambokidis, John; Southall, Brandon; Fahlman, Andreas; Tyack, Peter Lloyd (2019-03-12) - Journal article
    Air-breathing marine predators must balance the conflicting demands of oxygen conservation during breath-hold and the cost of diving and locomotion to capture prey. However, it remains poorly understood how predators ...
  • Population genomics and structure of the critically endangered Mariana Crow (Corvus kubaryi) 

    Cortes-Rodriguez, Nandadevi; Campana, Michael G.; Berry, Lainie; Faegre, Sarah; Derrickson, Scott R.; Robinette Ha, Renne; Dickow, Rebecca B.; Rutz, Christian; Fleischer, Robert C. (2019-03-01) - Journal article
    The Mariana Crow, or Åga (Corvus kubaryi), is a critically endangered species (IUCN - International Union for Conservation of Nature), endemic to the islands of Guam and Rota in the Mariana Archipelago. It is locally extinct ...
  • Risso's dolphins plan foraging dives 

    Arranz, Patricia; Benoit-Bird, Kelly J.; Southall, Brandon L.; Calambokidis, John; Friedlaender, Ari S.; Tyack, Peter L. (2018-02-28) - Journal article
    Humans remember the past and use that information to plan future actions. Lab experiments that test memory for the location of food show that animals have a similar capability to act in anticipation of future needs, but ...

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