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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Recent Submissions

  • Titi semantics : context and meaning in Titi monkey call sequences 

    Schlenker, Philippe; Chemla, Emmanuel; Cäsar, Cristiane; Ryder, Robin; Zuberbuehler, Klaus (2017-02) - Journal article
    Cäsar et al. (2013) show that the structure of Titi monkey call sequences can, with just two call types (A and B), reflect information about predator type and predator location. Using the general methods of Schlenker et ...
  • Morphologically structured vocalizations in female Diana monkeys 

    Coye, Camille; Zuberbühler, Klaus; Lemasson, Alban (2016-05) - Journal article
    Social complexity is often thought of as a driving force in the evolution of communication and cognition, but this is at odds with the fact that nonhuman primates generally display only very limited flexibility in vocal ...
  • The roles of vocal and visual interactions in social learning zebra finches : a video playback experiment 

    Guillette, Lauren M.; Healy, Susan D. (2017-06) - Journal article
    The transmission of information from an experienced demonstrator to a naïve observer often depends on characteristics of the demonstrator, such as familiarity, success or dominance status. Whether or not the demonstrator ...
  • Sex and pairing status impact how zebra finches use social information in foraging 

    Templeton, Christopher N.; Philp, Katharine; Guillette, Lauren M.; Laland, Kevin N.; Benson-Amram, Sarah (2017-06) - Journal article
    Many factors, including the demonstrator’s sex, status, and familiarity, shape the nature and magnitude of social learning. Given the important role of pair bonds in socially-monogamous animals, we predicted that these ...
  • Perception of health from facial cues 

    Henderson, Audrey Joan; Holzleitner, Iris Jasmin; Talamas, Sean N.; Perrett, David Ian (2016-05-05) - Journal article
    Impressions of health are integral to social interactions, yet poorly understood. A review of the literature reveals multiple facial characteristics that potentially act as cues to health judgements. The cues vary in their ...

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