Erol Akçay Department of Biology University of Pennsylvania   Coevolution of social behavior and social networks   The evolution of social behaviors is crucially determined by social structure, i.e., the pattern of interactions between individuals in a population. I explore how this social structure itself can evolve through social selection. I present a series of […]

Robin Dembroff Department of Philosophy Yale University   Positions in Patriarchy: Retooling the Metaphysics of Gender   Decades of feminist theory have approached the question ‘what is gender?’ with an eye to gender as a system— in particular, the system that creates and sustains patriarchy. Using this approach, feminists have proposed theories of gender focused on […]

Tali Sharot Department of Experimental Psychology University College London   Affect & Decision-Making in Health and Disease   The ability to use information to adaptively guide behavior is central to intelligence. My work describes the role of affect in this process. In this talk I will present our recent research characterizing the influence of affect […]