The Strangeness of Tradition

In case you missed it, it’s well worth listening again to this episode of the Human Zoo (series 7), first broadcast on BBC Radio 4 on 22 December 2015. ┬áHear NIBS Co-Investigator’s Nick Chater (University of Warwick) and Bob Sugden (University of East Anglia) talk about “The Strangeness of Tradition“. Christmas is the┬átime of year …

Two new papers on ‘virtual bargaining’ as a foundation for social interaction, culture, and society

In social interactions people often act jointly: they take turns in conversations, coordinate their actions in rowing, football or improvised dance, perform complementary tasks in cooking, assembling furniture, or, perhaps, even in elementary economic transactions. But how do such joint actions work? And how, in particular, do people successfully coordinate with each other, without explicit …