Past Presentations

Aaron Panofsky – Citizen scientific racism: White nationalist appropriations of genetic research

Rebecca Saxe – What is theory of mind? Implications for mind, brain and culture

Hugo Mercier – Impression management as signaling

Willem Frankenhuis – Hidden talents in harsh conditions

Pascal Boyer – Why divination? A salient cultural attractor, an explanatory model, and some lessons for how to understand the generation of culture

Samuel Mehr – Representation and understanding in music across cultures

Zaneta Thayer – How social inequities create health inequities: An integration of social and biological mechanisms

Tyler Marghetis – A history of our times

Nadya Vasilyeva – Structural thinking about social categories

Heidi Colleran – Rethinking reproduction in human evolutionary research

L. Ian Reed – The communicative functions of facial expressions

Matt Cartmill –

Gordon Burghardt – The Origins, Evolution, and Functions of Play

Alison Gopnik – Life history and learning: Childhood as a solution to explore-exploit tensions

Colin Allen – 40 Years On: The Quest for a Scientific Philosophy of Animal Minds

Barry Bogin – Stunting is not a synonym of malnutrition

Ryan Nichols – Evaluating the Labor Market Explanation of Footbinding: Theoretical, Methodological, and Statistical Problems

Heidi Lyn – Dogs, Apes, Dolphins, and Environment Effects on Communication and Cognition

Robbie Burger – Metabolic scaling, brain size, pace of life history, and the rise of hyper-dense cities

Kensy Cooperrider – Fifteen ways of looking at a pointing gesture

Robert Seyfarth – The social origins of language

Cailin O’Connor – Dynamics of Equity

Josh Armstrong – The Social Origins of Universal Grammar

Rafael Nuñez – Is there really a biologically evolved capacity for number? Quantical vs. numerical cognition and the biological enculturation hypothesis

Max Kleiman-Weiner – Reverse Engineering Human Cooperation

Caitlin O’Connell – The costs and benefits of sociality explored in the semi-solitary orangutan

Johanna Eckert – The Evolutionary Roots of Intuitive Statistics

Tao Gao – Modeling Theory of Mind for Competition, Cooperation and Communication

Terry Deacon – On Human (Symbolic) Nature: How the Word Became Flesh.

Lynette Shaw – Cognition, Culture, and Complexity: Modeling the Emergence of Shared Social Realities from Individual Mental Representation

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