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...
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...
"Age group estimation in free ranging elephants based on acoustic cues of low frequency rumbles" in the Bioacoustic Journal
New story about elephant vocalisation by Reuters
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.
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,...
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
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...
As chaos celebrates its 50th birthday, Austrian
scientists develop a new method to visualize it
"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...