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

  • Automated face detection for occurrence and occupancy estimation in chimpanzees 

    Crunchant, Anne-Sophie; Egerer, Monika; Loos, Alexander; Burghardt, Tilo; Zuberbühler, Klaus; Corogenes, Katherine; Leinert, Vera; Kulik, Lars; Kühl, Hjalmar S. (2017-03) - Journal article
    Surveying endangered species is necessary to evaluate conservation effectiveness. Camera trapping and biometric computer vision are recent technological advances. They have impacted on the methods applicable to field surveys ...
  • Treating hummingbirds as feathered bees : a case of ethological cross-pollination 

    Pritchard, D. J.; Tello Ramos, M. C.; Muth, F.; Healy, S. D. (2017-12) - Journal item
    Hummingbirds feed from hundreds of flowers every day. The properties of these flowers provide these birds with a wealth of information about colour, space and time to guide how they forage. To understand how hummingbirds ...
  • Lack of conformity to new local dietary preferences in migrating captive chimpanzees 

    Vale, Gillian L.; Davis, Sarah J.; van de Waal, Erica; Schapiro, Steven J.; Lambeth, Susan P.; Whiten, Andrew (2017-02) - Journal article
    Conformity to the behavioural preferences of others can have powerful effects on intra-group behavioural homogeneity in humans, but evidence in animals remains minimal. In this study, we took advantage of circumstances in ...
  • White bias in 3-7 year-old children across cultures 

    Gibson, Bentley; Robbins, Erin; Rochat, Philippe (2015) - Journal article
    In three studies we report data confirming and extending the finding of a tendency toward a White preference bias by young children of various ethnic backgrounds. European American preschoolers who identify with a White ...
  • Ownership reasoning in children across cultures 

    Rochat, Philippe; Robbins, Erin; Passos-Ferreira, Claudia; Donato Oliva, Angela; Dias, Maria D.G.; Guo, Liping (2014-06-20) - Journal article
    To what extent do early intuitions about ownership depend on cultural and socio-economic circumstances? We investigated the question by testing reasoning about third party ownership conflicts in various groups of three- ...

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