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

  • An open resource for non-human primate imaging 

    Milham, Michael P.; Ai, Lei; Koo, Bonhwang; Xu, Ting; Amiez, Céline; Balezeau, Fabien; Baxter, Mark G.; Blezer, Erwin L.A.; Brochier, Thomas; Chen, Aihua; Croxson, Paula L.; Damatac, Christienne G.; Dehaene, Stanislas; Everling, Stefan; Fair, Damian A.; Fleysher, Lazar; Freiwald, Winrich; Froudist-Walsh, Sean; Griffiths, Timothy D.; Guedj, Carole; Hadj-Bouziane, Fadila; Ben Hamed, Suliann; Harel, Noam; Hiba, Bassem; Jarraya, Bechir; Jung, Benjamin; Kastner, Sabine; Klink, P. Christiaan; Kwok, Sze Chai; Laland, Kevin N.; Leopold, David A.; Lindenfors, Patrik; Mars, Rogier B.; Menon, Ravi S.; Messinger, Adam; Meunier, Martine; Mok, Kelvin; Morrison, John H.; Nacef, Jennifer; Nagy, Jamie; Rios, Michael Ortiz; Petkov, Christopher I.; Pinsk, Mark; Poirier, Colline; Procyk, Emmanuel; Rajimehr, Reza; Reader, Simon M.; Roelfsema, Pieter R.; Rudko, David A.; Rushworth, Matthew F.S.; Russ, Brian E.; Sallet, Jerome; Schmid, Michael Christoph; Schwiedrzik, Caspar M.; Seidlitz, Jakob; Sein, Julien; Shmuel, Amir; Sullivan, Elinor L.; Ungerleider, Leslie; Thiele, Alexander; Todorov, Orlin S.; Tsao, Doris; Wang, Zheng; Wilson, Charles R.E.; Yacoub, Essa; Ye, Frank Q.; Zarco, Wilbert; Zhou, Yong-di; Margulies, Daniel S.; Schroeder, Charles E. (2018-10-10) - Journal article
    Non-human primate neuroimaging is a rapidly growing area of research that promises to transform and scale translational and cross-species comparative neuroscience. Unfortunately, the technological and methodological advances ...
  • The effect of attractiveness on food sharing preferences in human mating markets. 

    Stirrat, Michael Robert; Gumert, Michael; Perrett, David Ian (2011-02-28) - Journal article
    The current study explored how physical attractiveness affects food sharing by studying payment preferences for hypothetical romantic dinner dates (a hypothetical mating market). We analyzed payment preferences, self-rated ...
  • High diving metabolic rate indicated by high-speed transit to depth in negatively buoyant long-finned pilot whales 

    Aoki, Kagari; Sato, Katsufumi; Isojunno, Saana; Narazaki, Tomoko; Miller, Patrick J.O. (2017-10-18) - Journal article
    To maximize foraging duration at depth, diving mammals are expected to use the lowest cost optimal speed during descent and ascent transit and to minimize the cost of transport by achieving neutral buoyancy. Here, we ...
  • Wild chimpanzees select tool material based on efficiency and knowledge 

    Lamon, Noemie; Neumann, Christof; Gier, Jennifer; Zuberbühler, Klaus; Gruber, Thibaud (2018-10-10) - Journal article
    Some animals have basic culture, but to date there is not much evidence that cultural traits evolve as part of a cumulative process as seen in humans. This may be due to limits in animal physical cognition, such as an ...
  • Monkeys (Sapajus apella and Macaca tonkeana) and great apes (Gorilla gorilla, Pongo pygmaeus, Pan paniscus and Pan troglodytes) play for the highest bid 

    Broihanne, M. -H.; Romain, A.; Call, Josep; Thierry, B.; Wascher, C. A. F.; De Marco, A.; Verrier, D.; Dufour, V. (2018-08-16) - Journal article
    Many studies investigate the decisions made by animals by focussing on their individual attitudes towards risk, i.e., risk seeking, risk neutrality or risk aversion. However, little attention has been paid to how far ...

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