2019 Programme

Day 1 Monday 1st July: 

9:00-9:30        Registration & Coffee

9:30-9:45        Welcome

9:45-10:45      Lightning Talks

10:45-11:30    Posters & coffee

11:30-12:30    Keynote 1: Cecilia Heyes, University of Oxford:
                             Cultural Learning as Communication

12:30-13:30     Lunch

13:30-14:00     Marina Bazhydai, Lancaster University:
                              “I don’t know but I know who to ask”: 12-month-olds actively seek                                                           information from knowledgeable adults

14:00-14:30     Petra Susko, Abertay University:
                              Learner performance does not impact knowledge exchange between experts                                    and novices

14:30-14:45    Coffee

14:45-15:15     Marieke Woensdregt, University of Edinburgh:
                              A computational model of co-evolution of language and mindreading

15.15-15.45     Aliki Papa, Heriot-Watt University:
                             Copying from observing a model vs. listening to verbal instructions:                                                       comparing children vs. adults, and causally relevant vs. irrelevant actions

15:45-16:15    Coffee

16:15-17:15     Keynote 2: Ellen Garland, University of St Andrews
                              Vocal learning and cultural transmission in cetaceans: lessons from                                                       humpback whale song


Conference Dinner at Greengates Indian Restaurant


Day 2 Tuesday 2nd July:

9:30-9:45       Registration and Coffee

9:45-10:45       Keynote 3: Zanna Clay, Durham University
                             Communication, culture and social bonds: Evolutionary insights from our                                           great ape relatives

10:45-11:30     Posters & coffee

11:30-12:00     Matt Spike, University of Edinburgh:
                            The evolutionary ecology of linguistic complexity

12:00-12:30     Thomas Müller, Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History:
                               Color terms: Natural language categories and artificial language category                                       formation

12:30-13:30      Lunch

13:30-14:00      Monica Tamariz, Heriot-Wat University:
                              Replication of actions achieves adaptive, cumulative evolution

14:00-14:30     Cara Evans, Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History:
                              Children’s response to non-verbal cues of cultural communication suggests                                        they are broadly “optimal-” rather than “over-” imitators

14:30-15:00     Coffee

15:00-16:00     Keynote 4: Martin Doherty, University of  East Anglia
                              By any other name: labelling and theory of mind.

16:00-16:15     Closing Remarks