Some topics regarding the evolution of human sociality
|Dates:||31 October 2014|
|Times:||16:00 - 17:00|
|What is it:||Seminar|
|Organiser:||Faculty of Life Sciences|
|Who is it for:||University staff|
This talk will first introduce the behavioural synchrony model: a two-level agent-based model of collective action coordination, followed by the overview of three applications: social stratification, social brain, and language. The second half of the talk will focus on two empirical questions concerning ego networks: the universality of close friendship, and the role of propinquity in storytelling.
Tamas David-Barrett is interdisciplinary behavioural scientist with a grounding in economics and evolutionary anthropology. His theoretical work concerns the evolution of social traits that allow the emergence of large and complex human societies. His empirical work concerns ego centred social interactions, in particular the evolution of close friendship, network effects in pair choice, and friendship-kinship trade-offs.
Organisation: University of Oxford
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Nils Bohr Common Room