Latest news on our research

30/03/10

We are taking part in the Royal Society 2010 Summer Science Exhibition. The websites for the exhibition, and our exhbit ('Culture Evolves!'), are now live at:
http://www.cultureevolves.org
http://seefurtherfestival.org

 

1/10/09

Cristina Matthews has started work on our current project, taking over from Cara Evans.

 

1/09/09

Congratulations to Ailsa Millen and Cara Evans, both recent lab members. Ailsa has been accepted to study for a PhD at the University of Portsmouth and Cara has been accepted to study for a PhD at UCL.

 

19/08/09

Our article, 'Conservatism in Laboratory Microsocieties: Unpredictable Payoffs Accentuate Group-Specific Traditions' has been accepted for publication in Evolution and Human Behavior.

 

21/07/09

Our funders, the ESRC, have reviewed the final report for our project, 'Testing Hypotheses about Cumulative Cultural Evolution' (RES-061-23-0072), and have given it their highest grade of 'Outstanding'.

 

26/05/09

Our article, 'Social learning mechanisms and cumulative cultural evolution: is imitation necessary?', has been accepted for publication in Psychological Science.

 

23/03/09

Our new project, 'An Experimental Approach to Studying Cultural Variation and Convergence' has started, and Kerstin Schillinger and Cara Evans have been appointed as research assistants.

 

23/01/09

Congratulations to Claire Watson, whose paper Understanding Behavioral Traditions in Primates: Are Current Experimental Approaches Too Focused on Food? has been published in American Journal of Primatology.

 

12/11/08

Our article, Studying cumulative cultural evolution in the laboratory, was published in the journal Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B.

 

20/11/08

Our work was discussed in a Russian magazine article Сила плагиата.

 

20/10/08

We have been awarded a new research grant by the ESRC. Our topic is 'An Experimental Approach to Studying Cultural Variation and Convergence' (RES-062-23-1634) and the project will start in 2009.

 

15/04/08

Our article, Experimental models for testing hypotheses about cumulative cultural evolution, was published in the journal Evolution and Human Behaviour.