Introduction to social neuroscience: an evolutionary perspective
Webinar organized by Jean Decety, 2021-2022 Paris IAS Fellow, as part of his "Social Neuroscience" series
Many species have evolved sociality and have independently arrived at similar solutions to the challenges and benefits of living in groups. Evolutionary theory and behavioral ecology, combined with empirical evidence from neuroscience, psychology, and behavioral economics, offer a conceptual framework to explain the underlying mechanisms of social cognition and behavior.
With the participation of Elise Nowbahari (éthologue) – Université Sorbonne Paris Nord.
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