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Monday, 13. October 2014

CogSci Talk - Announcement

Jorg Massen

Department of Cognitive Biology, University of Vienna

Proximate mechanisms underlying animal social relations


October 15, 2014 | 6 pm NIG Hörsaal 3D (staircase III, third floor) Universitätsstraße 7 |...

Friday, 11. July 2014

And the winners are....

We are proud to announce that Martina Stocker and Mauricio Martins - both from the Department of Cognitive Biology - are the winners of the best presentation awards of the 2014 Science Day that took place on the...

Friday, 13. June 2014

Talk announcement: "Learning from learners: population factors in the evolution of systematic structure"

Prof. Dr. Simon Kirby from The University of Edinburgh will be our guest on the 20.06.2014 and will present "Learning from learners: population factors in the evolution of systematic structure"

Room: CogBio seminar...

Wednesday, 21. May 2014

Talk announcement: "The Musilanguage Hypothesis and the Origins of Poetry"

Dr. Anna Christina Ribiero will be joining us on the 02.07.2014 to give her talk "The Musilanguage Hypothesis and the Origins of Poetry".

Room: CogBio seminar room


Time: tba

Dr. Anna Christina Ribeiro

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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,...

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