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Workshop Travelling

BY MARCO SMOLLA Sometimes a scientific conference gives us theopportunity to travel to countries and areas we have never been to before. What a great privilege it is if you can stay a couple of extra days. After this year’s conference of the Cultural Evolution Society in Tempe, Arizona, I was fortunate to spendsome extra […]

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A very personal take on CES

How do you know that you’re at the best conference of your short academic career? Well, it’s actually quite easy: You wake up excited at 6AM every day (ok, the jet-lag was probably a part of that too) You find it impossible to choose which of the parallel sessions to go to because they are […]

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Comparative and cross-cultural psychology at CES Tempe

Presentations given at this year’s CES conference in Tempe, Arizona, covered a broad range of fields and subjects. Of most interest to me were the increase in talks regarding non-human research, and the increase in talks on cross-cultural psychological research. Comparative research was showcased strongly, and went far beyond the chimpanzee-centric, or even primate-centric, approach […]

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Machine learning culture and the value of old souls

Technology evolves. While most periods of human (pre-)history were characterised by remarkable technological stasis, with both the Oldowan and Acheulian stone tool technologies spanning over a million years, recent decades have witnessed an explosion in technological innovations and ever-accelerating rates of techno-logical change. Science itself is both a driver and consequence of technology. Current innovations […]

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Big Questions of Social Learning

“Once it’s on a pedestal, everyone has to have a go at it”, – these words from Dr. Luke Rendell of the University of St Andrews stuck in my head at the end of the day, as in a very simple form they exemplified the genuine, conceptually rich vibe of this workshop. These words referred […]

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4th Culture Conference held in July at the University of Stirling

From 12th to 13th of July, social learning researchers of different disciplines and levels of career gathered again for the annual Culture Conference. For the first time in its young history, this year’s Culture Conference was not held in Birmingham, but in Stirling, organised and hosted by Christine Caldwell’s research group (many thanks to PhD […]

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