Department of Psychology - Brain And Behaviour Research Group
A Natural History of Cooperation ?
Friday 13/01/2012 14h30 to 17h00
Wolfson Building, Room W 128
Why do humans, monkeys, fish, or insects cooperate? Is there a common explanation for this, possibly most fundamental element, form of 'social' interaction? We plan a small but very special BAB seminar to start the new year - a collaboration between three researchers from different Departments/Institutions who shed light on the mathematics, biology, and psychology of cooperation.
14h00 Welcome: Tea & Coffee: Psychology Meeting Room (W 227)
14h30 Vincent Janssen & John Brydon, School of Biological Sciences, RHUL Theoretical aspects of communication and cooperation networks in humans
15h15 Larissa Conradt, Biology Sussex / Cambridge Collective decision making in animals
16h00 Patrick Leman, Department of Psychology, RHUL The development of cooperation in children
16h45 general discussion & afterwards pub