All posts tagged with cultural evolution

Notable: Culture and compressibility

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Notable paper: Tamariz, Monica and Simon Kirby. 2015. Culture: Copying, Compression, and Conventionality. Cognitive Science 39:171-183. doi:10.1111/cogs.12144

Text-mining science

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There are many reasons why we should have an arXiv for human evolution, and this isn’t the most important one…but I really wish I could do this with the lite...

Mailbag: Cultural evolution

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I just finished listening to your lectures of rise of humans and it was thoroughly a very nice and complete coverage of recent understandings of this matter....

Names, culture, and popularity

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I’ve had this paper about “adoption speed” and cultural tastes on my desktop for more than a month, meaning to write something about it. Here’s the abstract:

Polly Wiessner profile

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The New York Times’ Claudia Dreifus interviews anthropologist Polly Wiessner, known for her pathbreaking work on Hxaro exchange among the !Kung and other soc...

Migration and social change

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Peter Richerson and Robert Boyd are well-known for their studies of processes of culture change. They apply principles from biological evolution to form hypo...