Social membership in the natural world

Organizers: Julie Grezes (INSERM) and Guillaume Dezecache (University College London)

Summary: Sociality is one of the key features of our ecological success as a species. While often taken for granted, entertaining and entertaining regular social interaction with others is costly. In this workshop, we will ask a series of experts what counts for an individual to be or become a group member in the population they study. We hope to discuss the ecological and cognitive conditions of the emergence of social membership in the animal kingdom.

Julie Duboscq (CNRS)
Piotr Fedurek (University of Roehampton)
Daniel Haun (Leipzig University)
Alex L. Jordan (Max Planck Institute for Ornithology)
Odile Petit (CNRS)
Liran Samuni (Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology)
Anne M. Templeton (The University of Edinburgh)


Attendance is free but reservation is requested:

Contact: Guillaume Dezecache,

Mis à jour le 15/10/2018