2016 » Talks and poster abstracts

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Keynotes (5)

1. Prof Carel van Schaik, University of Zürich
Why us? On the evolution of the capacity for cultural evolution in our lineage

2. Prof Alex Mesoudi, University of Exeter
Cumulative Culture’s Catalysts and Constraints: Transmission Fidelity, Population Size and Acquisition Costs

3. Dr Rachel Kendal, University of Durham
What is cumulative culture, who has it, and why might this be?

4. Dr Olivier Morin, Max-Planck-Institute for the Science of Human History, Jena
Burying the Ratchet

5. Dr Shannon McPherron, Max-Planck-Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Leipzig
Looking for Cumulative Culture in the Archaeological Record


Podium presentations (4)

1. Amanda Lucas1, Francesca Happé, Christine Caldwell, Alex Thornton, 1University of Exeter
Examining the role of teaching and imitation in generating cumulative culture

2. Simon Kirby1, Nicolas Claidiere, Kenny Smith, 1University of Edinburgh
Systematic Behaviour evolves by Cumulative Cultural Evolution

3. Peter Richerson, Professor Emeritus of the Department of Environmental Science and Policy at the University of California, Davis
Cumulative Cultural Evolution as a Collective Cognition

4. Andrew Buskell, London School of Economics
Cultural Evolvability: exploring Cumulative Culture


Pecha Kucha talks (6)

1. R. A. Harrison1, E. J. C. van Leeuwen & A. Whiten, 1University of St Andrews
Innovative and flexible tool-based solutions in chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes) in response to a changing foraging task

2. Helena Milton, Central European University, Budapest
Statistical variability in cultural transmission studies: why and how to exploit it

3. James Walker1 & David Clinnick, 1McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research, University of Cambridge
Reviewing the evidence of cumulative culture in the Howieson’s Poort sub-phase of the Middle Stone Age

4. Miriam Haidle & Michael Bolus, Research centre “The Role of Culture in Early Expansions of Humans” ROCEEH, Heidelberg Academy of  Sciences and Humanities, Frankfurt/M.
From cultural accumulation to donated culture – archaeological hints on cumulative culture

5. Takao Sasaki & Dora Biro,  University of Oxford
From collective to cumulative intelligence in animal groups

6. Michael Muthukrishna, London School of Economics
Innovation in the Collective Brain


Posters (16)

1. Mark Atkinson1, Mónica Tamariz, Elizabeth Renner, Christine Caldwell, 1University of Stirling
The effect of different task goals and population turnover on cultural accumulation

2. Elisa Bandini & Claudio Tennie, University of Birmingham
The role of Individual and social learning in primate tool-use

3. Charlotte Brand1, Gillian R. Brown, Catherine P. Cross, University of St Andrews
Sex differences in risk-taking underpin sex differences in social learning in an adult human population 

4. Mathieu Charbonneau, Central European University
All innovations are equal, but some more than others: (Re)integrating modification processes to the origins of cumulative culture

5. Jennifer Cook, University of Birmingham
Dopamine and social learning in humans

6. Maria Coto-Sarmiento & Simon Carrignon, Barcelona Sumpercomputing Centre
Exploring the dynamic of changes: An Agent Based Model to understand the amphorae production patterns in the Roman Empire

7. Emmanuel De Oliveira1, François Osiurak, Nicolas Claidière, Jordan Navarro, Mathieu Lesourd & Emanuelle Reynaud, 1EMC Laboratory, Lyon
Physical Intelligence Does Matter to Cumulative Technological Culture

8. Natalia Dutra, Lynda Boothroyd, and Emma Flynn, Durham University
Do children use social information in a collective social dilemma? 

9. Carmen Granito, Durham University
The evolution of art styles: How socio-demographical context can shape visual arts

10. Nardie Hanson, University of Birmingham
Arboreal postures elicit hand preference when accessing a hard-to-reach food goal in captive bonobos (Pan paniscus)

11. Elena Miu, University of St Andrews
Cumulative culture and cultural diversity: Insights for the Social Learning Strategies Tournament II

12. Bruce Rawlings, Durham University
Establishing predictors of learning style in humans and chimpanzees: Who are the innovators and who are the social learners?

13. Eva Reindl, Sarah R. Beck, Ian A. Apperly, Claudio Tennie, University of Birmingham
Young children copy cumulative culture without action information

14. Elizabeth Renner, Mark Atkinson, Christine Caldwell, University of Stirling
Social learning, individual exploration and the use of positive and negative information: investigating the mechanisms underlying cumulative culture in children and nonhuman primates

15. Damian Ruck, University of Bristol
Principal values in two decades of global cultural change

16. Titus Olusegun, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife
Cumulative musical culture: from oral tradition to digital remix of selected Nigerian Hip-Hop music