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Wednesday, April 5th

 9:00-17:00 Pre-conference Satellite meeting on « Cultural Evolution by Cultural Attraction: Empirical Issues » (more information here)


17:00 Registration for main conference opens


18:00 – 19 :00 Plenary Lecture 1 (Jean Jaurès)

Dan Sperber, An evolutionary approach to human reason 


19:00 Welcome reception



Thursday, April 6th

09:00 – 10:00 Plenary Lecture 2 (Jean Jaurès)

Melissa Bateson, Obese humans and fat birds: a possible role for developmental food insecurity?


10:00 – 10:50 Session 1: Life History Theory (Jean Jaurès)

Gonzalez-Forero, M., Faulwasser, T., Lehmann, L. A model for brain life history evolution

Frankenhuis, W. Cognitive Adaptations to Harsh Environments


10:50 – 11:20 Coffee & tea


11:20 – 12:20 Speed session 2: Reproduction (Jean Jaurès)

Howard, J., Gibson, M. Testing evolutionary explanations for female genital cutting: does it control female sexual behaviour or enhance paternity certainty?

Bovet, J., Raiber, E., Ren, W., Wang, C., Seabright, P.Parent-offspring conflict over mate choice : An experimental investigation in China

Myers, S., Page, A., Dyble, M., Migliano, A. Why so many Agta boys? Extreme sex ratios in Philippine Foragers: A test of evolutionary hypotheses

Willführ, K., Johow, J., Voland, E. Differential mortality of reproductive females by family-network composition: Family matters, indeed

Hedges, S., Sear, R., Todd, J., Urassa, M., Lawson, D. Are children more valuable at school or at home? Testing the assumptions underlying economic and evolutionary models of the demographic transition in rural Tanzania

Hopcroft, R. Is fertility after the demographic transition maladaptive?


12:20 - 13:20 Lunch (Espace Curie)

    + Student Event 1: Young Scientists Lunch with the recipients of the EHBEA New Investigator Award
       All young scientists invited! (Ribot and Djebar)



13:20 – 14:20 Parallel sessions 3A, 3B, 3C

Session 3A: Mating 1 (Théodule Ribot)

Pawlowski, B., Nowak, J., Borkowska, B. Augustyniak, D. Drulis-Kawa Z. Man's body height and immune system quality

Havlíček, J., Winternitz, J., Abbate, J., Huchard, E. Garamszegi, L. Patterns of MHC-dependent mate selection in humans and non-human primates: a meta-analysis.

Hill, A., Cárdenas, R., Wheatley, J., Welling, L., Burriss*, R., Claes, P., Apicella, C., McDaniel, M., Little, A., Shriver, M. Puts, D. Communicating developmental stability: People with symmetrical faces have more attractive voices. (*presenting author)

Session 3B: Parenting (Jean Jaurès)

Page, A., Viguier, S., Dyble, M., Smith, D., Chaudhary, N., Thompson, J., Salali, G., Mace, R., Migliano, A.Why care for someone else's child? Testing adaptive hypotheses in Agta foragers

Berg, V., Lawson, D., Rotkirch, A. Is early parenthood costly or advantageous? Availability of alloparents and reproductive timing in contemporary Finland

Rickard, I., Courtiol, A.,Relationships between twinning and fertility: a case of ecological fallacy within individuals?

Session 3C: Medicine (Paul Langevin)

Alvergne, A., Vlajic Wheeler, M., Hogqvist Tabor, V. Can premenstrual symptoms be used as a cue to an undiagnosed infection? Insights from digital health

Zelaźniewicz, A., Nowak, J., Figura, R., Groyecka, A., Pawłowski B. Disgust sensitivity and pharyngeal carriage of Staphylococcus aureus

Aarøe, L., Petersen M.B., Arceneaux K. The Behavioral Immune System and Partisan Preferences: Individual Differences in Disgust Sensitivity Shape Support for Socially Conservative Parties.



14:20 – 15:10 Session 4 (Jean Jaurès): Genomic

Theofanopoulou, C., Messner, A., O'rourke, T., Gastaldon, S., Martins, P., Alamri, S., Samuels, B., Boeckx, C. Paleogenomic evidence for self-domestication in Homo sapiens

David Hill, W., Arslan, R., Xia, C., Luciano, M., Amador, C., Navarro, P., Hayward, C., Nagy, R., Porteous, D., Mcintosh, A., Deary, I., Haley, C., Penke, L. Contribution of rare genetic variants to intelligence and personality revealed by genomic analysis of family data


15:10 – 15:40 Coffee & tea


15:40 – 16:40 Plenary Lecture 3 (Jean Jaurès)

Johannes Krause - The genetic history of Europe: Migration and Adaptation in prehistory


16:40 – 16:50 Break


16:50 – 18:20 Poster session 1


18:30 Wine reception

          + Student Event 2: Free Food & Drinks!


Friday, April 7th

9:00 Plenary Lecture 4 (Jean Jaurès)

Friederike Range, The effect of domestication on cooperation


10:00 – 10:50 Session 5: Animal social cognition (Jean Jaurès)

Jensen, K. Working against unfairness – absence of disadvantageous inequity aversion in chimpanzees and bonobos

De Las Heras, A., Sperber, D., Call, J. Do chimpanzees and orangutans communicate in a cooperative task?


10:50 – 11:20 Coffee & tea


11:20 – 12:20 Speed session 6: Social cognition, communication and cultural transmission (Jean Jaurès)

Molleman, L., Glowacki, L. Subsistence styles shape human social learning strategies

Mercier, H., Miton, H. Evolutionarily valid cues to informational dependency

Scanlon, L., Kendal, J., Tehrani, J., Lobb, A.The cultural evolution of knot tying: an analysis of the cultural transmission of granny and reef knots

Winters, J., Morin, O. Emergence of optimal codes is contingent on the mode and function of communication

Müller, T., Morisseau, T., Winters, J., Morin, O. The Influence of Common Perceptual Context on the Evolution of Graphic Codes

Lindova, J., Sedlova Malkova, G. What do studies on grey parrots teach us about human verbal communication?


12:20 - 13:20 Lunch


13:20 – 14:20 Parallel sessions 7A, 7B, 7C

Session 7A: Mating 2 (Jean Jaurès) 

Lyons, M., Jones, A., Cook, R., Lacey, J.Women's preference for Dark Triad male faces in short and long-term relationships: The roles of childhood safety and material inequality

Fortunato, L., Clauset, A.Revisiting the effect of red on competition in humans

Maestripieri, D.Morningness / eveningness as a human life history trait

Session 3B: Archaeology (Théodule Ribot)

Jarecki, J., Kellberg Nielsen, T., Riede, F., Bach, L., Johannsen, NN., Lombard, M.Stone Age bow hunting as a robust strategy for human expansion: a computational model 

Kristian, T., Fusaroli, R., Heimann, K., Gonzalez, S., Lombard, M., Fay N., Johannsen, NN., Riede, F., Roepstorff, A. Perceptual and symbolic adaptations in prehistoric symbolic behavior

Kratschmer A., Lombard M. Tracking strategies and hunting technology as beacons for the emergence of symbolic thinking

Session 7C: Social Cognition and Cooperation (Paul Langevin)

Tan, J., From Error Costs to Error Probability: Modeling Error Management in Social Decisions

Ruth Mace, Matthew Thomas, Jiajia Wu, Qiaoqiao He, Ting Ji, Yi Tao Tag-based reputation is associated with fitness costs and exclusion from cooperative networks

Moffat-Knox, B-D. It's nicer to be nice when it serves our prosocial reputation: a study of blood donor warm glow


14:25 – 15:15 Session 8 (Jean Jaurès): Social cognition in the digital age

Morrison, E., Rich, J., Cox, J., Nguyen, T. Crowdfunding: do looks matter?

Davis, A., Mac Carron, P., Cohen, E. Buffering effects of social cohesion and support during exercise


15:15 – 15:45 Coffee & tea


15:45 – 16:45  Session 9 (Jean Jaurès): Social heuristics

Safra, L., Baumard, N., Chevallier, C. Are people actually choosing a leader when asked to do so?

Van Den Berg, P., Wenseleers, T. Uncertainty about social interactions leads to the evolution of cooperative heuristics


16:45 – 17:00 Break


17:00 – 18:30 Poster session 2


19:30 Conference dinner* (La Barge)



Saturday, April 8th

9:00 Plenary Lecture 5 - Young Investigator Award (Jean Jaurès)

Urszula Marcinkowska - La donna è mobile (?). Digressions on hormones and women's sexual preferences and activity.


10:00 – 10:50 Session 10: Sexual coercion and polygyny (Jean Jaurès)

Alger, I. How many wives do men want? On the evolution of polygyny rates

Baniel, A., Cowlishaw, G., Huchard E. Sexual coercion in a promiscuous primate society


10:50 – 11:20 Coffee & tea


11:20 – 12:30 Speed Session 11: Culture

Morin, O., Miton, H. A cultural attraction model predicts the frequency of heraldic shield types with precision

Miu, E., Rendell, L. The role of recombination in cumulative culture

Duda, P., Minocher, R., Zrzavý, J. Phylogenetic supertree of human populations as a tool for testing hypotheses about human ecological and cultural adaptations through cross-cultural comparison

Watts, J., Sheehan, O., Bulbulia, J., Gray, R., Atkinson, Q. Greater political hierarchy predicts faster conversion to Christianity

Minocher R., Duda P., Jaeggi A.Non-independence in the SCCS: polygyny and the effect of cultural history.

Palomo-Vélez, G., Tybur, J., Van Vugt, M. What information affects meat attitudes? Testing an evolutionarily derived intervention


12:30 - 13:20 Lunch


13:20 – 14:10 Session 12: The evolution of cooperation (Jean Jaurès)

Roberts, G. Helping others can be an honest signal of cooperative strategy (rather than quality) in partner choice

Međedović, J.Interpersonal and affective psychopathy features can be adaptive in evolutionary context


14:10 – 15:10 Plenary Lecture 6 (Jean Jaurès)

Rebecca Bliege-Bird - Sharing as competitive aggrandizing or prosocial signal? Costly signaling in hunter gatherer social strategies


15:10 – 15:20 Coffee & tea


15:20 EHBEA Annual General meeting (Jean Jaurès)



Lunches and coffees are served on location and free for registered delegates

There are three types of talks : plenary long talks, plenary speed talks and parallell long talks. Speed talks should last 8 minutes (followed by 1 or 2 questions), long talks should last 15 minutes (+ 5 minutes of questions).

* Reservations for the conference dinner are made separately upon registration. If places are still available, you may also buy tickets to the conference dinner from the organisers during the event.


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