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The effects of facial adiposity on attractiveness and perceived leadership ability
(2014) - Journal article
Facial attractiveness has a positive influence on electoral success both in experimental paradigms and in the real world. One parameter that influences facial attractiveness and social judgements is facial adiposity (a ...
Using cross correlations to investigate how chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes) use conspecific gaze cues to extract and exploit information in a foraging competition
(2014-10) - Journal article
In a dyadic informed forager task, chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes) are known to exploit the knowledge of informed subordinates; however, the behavioral mechanisms they employ are unknown. It is tempting to interpret outcome ...
Embodied metaphors and emotions in the moralization of restrained eating practices
(2013-05) - Journal article
Moralization is the process whereby preferences are converted to values (Rozin, 1999). Two studies used an embodied metaphor approach, in which moral metaphors are grounded in one’s sense of physical cleanliness, to ...
“Model age-based” and “copy when uncertain” biases in children’s social learning of a novel task
(2016-10) - Journal article
Theoretical models of social learning predict that individuals can benefit from using strategies that specify when and whom to copy. Here the interaction of two social learning strategies, model age-based biased copying ...
Birds build camouflaged nests
(2015-01) - Journal article
It is assumed that many birds attempt to conceal their nests by using camouflage. To our knowledge, however, no previous experimental studies have explicitly tested this assumption. To explore whether birds choose materials ...
Sex differences in performance on a cognitive bias task in Norway rats
(2016-12) - Journal article
Cognitive biases, which are defined as distortions in cognitive processes that are influenced by a background emotional state, can provide information about an individual’s affective state. For instance, negative cognitive ...
Bonobo and chimpanzee gestures overlap extensively in meaning
(2018-02-27) - Journal article
Cross-species comparison of great ape gesturing has so far been limited to the physical form of gestures in the repertoire, without questioning whether gestures share the same meanings. Researchers have recently catalogued ...
Human mate-choice copying is domain-general social learning
(2018-01-29) - Journal article
Women appear to copy other women’s preferences for men’s faces. This ‘mate-choice copying’ is often taken as evidence of psychological adaptations for processing social information related to mate choice, for which facial ...
The comparative genomics and complex population history of Papio baboons
(2019-01-30) - Journal article
Recent studies suggest that closely related species can accumulate substantial genetic and phenotypic differences despite ongoing gene flow, thus challenging traditional ideas regarding the genetics of speciation. Baboons ...
Erratum to ‘Bateman's principles and human sex roles’
(2013-10) - Journal article