List of abstracts

List of abstracts accepted to the conference.

  • Baraghith, Karim — Linking Micro- and Macrolevel Models of the Cultural Evolution of Language: From Graph Theory to Game Theory
  • Berniūnas, Renatas — Between gods and karma: exploring the roots of prosocial behavior among Mongolian Buddhists
  • Brewer, Joe — Cultural Evolution—A Design Science for Planetary Crisis 
  • Buckley, Chris — Crossing the Darwinian Threshold: the Classification of Cultural Phenomena, and the Emergence of Traditions
  • De Barra, Michael — Why is folk medical knowledge rarely useful? Lessons from online medical product reviews.
  • Derex, Maxime, Jean-François Bonnefon, Robert Boyd & Alex Mesoudi — Investigating the effects of social information on individuals’ ability at refining and understanding a physical system
  • Fleming, Eleanor — Storytelling and Survival: Fiction as a Human Adaptation
  • Furs, Veronika — New possibilities of storytelling in the new media era
  • Gjesfjeld, Erik — Modeling Patterns of Macroevolution in Modern and Ancient Technologies
  • Honkola, Terhi — Environmental differences contribute to divergence of dialect groups
  • Iannucci, Giulia — Scaffolded-Self: How culture makes our selves
  • Ilyushenka, Nadezhda — The Influence of Socio-Humanitarian Technologies on Cultural Evolution
  • Jon-And, Anna, Mikael Parkvall & Alexander Funcke — Is language less cumulative than other culture? Indicators of breakdown and build-up of complexity in pidgins, creoles and non-contact languages
  • Jiménez, Ángel V., Joseph M. Stubbersfield & Jamshid J. Tehrani — “The dipherpox controversy”: The cultural evolution of a vaccine-related narrative and its influence in vaccine decisions
  • Kanger, Laur — Is Cultural Evolution useful for Science, Technology & Innovation Studies? An Outsider Perspective
  • Karjus, Andres — Selection above the baseline: quantifying the advection effect in four domains of cumulative culture
  • Koile, Ezequiel — Phylogeography of the Bantu Expansion
  • Konsa, Kurmo — Creating our own cultures: evolution of artificial cultures
  • Kruup, Kaspar — Online culture in an evolutionary pressure cooker
  • Kulikauskas, Andrius  — A Universal Grammar of Games as the Basis for Language and Human Culture
  • Learmouth, Duncan — Reconstructing Australian rock art history 
  • Learmouth, Duncan — Creating and analysing a database of Australian ritual 
  • Martini, Gessica — Cinderella: evolutionary approach to the study of folktales 
  • Mets, Mark — What experimental semiotics teaches us about conventionalization of graphical sign systems
  • Michaud, Jerome — Modelling the micro dynamics of cultural traits 
  • Mikheev, Vladimir — Professional biographies of current bishops of Russian Orthodox Church’s (1965-2017 years): dynamic of factors for career development
  • Milyakina, Leeza — Modern U.S. Sitcom: Crisis of the Genre and Prospects of Evolution
  • Miśta, Rafał — Spatial Dimension of Transmission of Folk Tunes
  • Miton, Helena & Olivier Morin — A Zipfian effect in heraldry? 
  • Müller, Thomas & James Winters — Simplicity and functional pressures in visual art: The cultural evolution of compressed, interdependent artworks in Reddit Place
  • Passmore, Sam & Fiona Jordan — A phylogenetic review of kinship terminology determinants 
  • Pavlek, Barbara & Olivier Morin — Heads and Tails: the informational value of Greek coinage and its evolution (650–336 BCE)
  • Peedu, Indrek — Conceptualizing ‘religion’: evolutionary models and the cultural construction of religion
  • Powell, Savannah Rivka — Searching for the Soul of Erzya: OYME and the Evolution of Mordovian Traditional Music
  • Priestley, Maria, Timothy J. Sluckin & Thanassis Tiropanis — Applying Phylogenetic Methods to Study the History of Web Technology
  • Scanlon, Lauren, Andrew Lobb, Jamshid J. Tehrani & Jeremy R. Kendal — Social learning errors and the evolution of material culture: cognitive factors affecting forms of granny and reef knots
  • Shelya, Artjom — The success of the shortest literary forms: why did poetry became small?
  • Skorinkin, Daniil & Frank Fischer — Measuring the ‘Epification’ of Drama
  • Sobchuk, Oleg — (Cultural) literary evolution vs. Literary Darwinism
  • Sobchuk, Oleg & Peeter Tinits — Films become more complex: three case studies
  • Strimling, Pontus, Irina Vartanova, Fredrik Jansson & Kimmo Eriksson — Trends in public opinion explained by the moral psychology of liberals and conservatives
  • Tinits, Peeter & Stefan Hartmann — Social learning of knowledge representations in Wikipedia
  • Tita, Michele — The evolution of disease narratives in Italy and Western world: how people keeps on reacting to danger with stories
  • Tureček, Petr, Jakub Slavík, Michal Kozák & Jan Havlíček — Changes in adaptation dynamics in systems with non-particulate inheritance
  • Veede, Raul — Cultural Evolution in Wikipedia: A Case Study in the Evolution of Social Epistemology
  • Winters, James — Compression effects in the cultural evolution of the Vai script of West Africa
  • Youngblood, Mason — A bibliometric analysis of the interdisciplinary field of cultural evolution 
  • Youngblood, Mason & David Lahti — The cultural transmission of sampling traditions in a network of musical collaborators