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Monday, 24. March 2014

New FWF Stand-Alone-Project P 26806 Jorg Massen:

The evolution of pro-social concern

In an attempt to better understand evolution of altruism, there has been a recent surge in studies on pro-social behaviours like helping. Next to humans a variety of animals has been tested...

Wednesday, 12. March 2014

The Syntax of Mind: An International Conference

The conference will occur in Vienna April 17-19, over the Easter holiday, immediately following the International Evolution of Language Conference in Vienna. 

We invite the submission of abstracts for posters and short 30...

Friday, 7. March 2014

Media responses on Dr. Angela Stöger-Horwath's paper...

"Age group estimation in free ranging elephants based on acoustic cues of low frequency rumbles" in the Bioacoustic Journal

Wednesday, 19. February 2014

Vienna study gives voice to elephant rumblings

New story about elephant vocalisation by Reuters

Wednesday, 13. November 2013

Monkeys “understand” rules underlying language musicality

Publication in "Biology Letters":

Ravignani A, Sonnweber R-S, Stobbe N, Fitch WT. 2013 Action at a distance: dependency sensitivity in a New World primate.

Thursday, 7. November 2013

New FWF Project P 26448 Angela Stöger-Horwath: The adaptive significance of formant modulation in elephant vocalizations

Vocal tract resonances or formant frequencies (formants) are a very important means of transferring information in human speech. The perceptual relevance and functions of formants in nonhuman mammal vocal communication systems,...

Sunday, 3. November 2013

New publication: Complex vibratory patterns in an elephant larynx

Christian T. Herbst, Jan G. Švec, Jörg Lohscheller, Roland Frey, Michaela Gumpenberger,Angela S. Stoeger and W. Tecumseh Fitch

in The Journal of Experimental Biology

Wednesday, 9. October 2013

Chimps of a feather sit together: chimpanzee friendships are based on homophily in personality

Publication in "Evolution and Human Behaviour"

Massen, J.JM., & Koski, S.E.: Chimps of a feather sit together: chimpanzee friendships are based on homophily in personality, in: Evolution and Human Behavior (2013), online...

Monday, 16. September 2013

Making chaos visible

As chaos celebrates its 50th birthday, Austrian

scientists develop a new method to visualize it

Thursday, 4. July 2013

"Explorative learning and functional inferences on a five-step means-means-end problem in Goffin’s cockatoos (Cacatua goffini)"

Die Publikation "Explorative learning and functional inferences on a five-step means-means-end problem in Goffin’s cockatoos (Cacatua goffini)" (AutorInnen: Alice Auersperg, Alex Kacelnik, Auguste von Bayern) erschien...

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