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Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology

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Events

Neandertal Muscle Physiology
August 25, 2014 13:00
Speaker: Nikolay Oskolkov & Ola Hansson (Lund University Diabetes Center)
Talk at the Department of Evolutionary Genetics

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Location:
Seminar Area Genetics

Contact:
Viola Mittag
phone + 49 (0) 341 3550 500

E-mail: mittag[>>> Please replace the brackets with an AT sign! <<<]eva.mpg.de
Website: http://www.eva.mpg.de/genetics

Grammaticalization and language typology
August 26, 2014 15:00
Speaker: Heiko Narrog (Tohoku University & MPI-EVA)
Talk at the Department of Linguistics

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Location:
Seminar room U 1.50 (Linguistics/Psychology)

Contact:
Claudia Büchel
phone + 49 (0) 341 3550 300
fax + 49 (0) 341 3550 333

E-mail: buechel[>>> Please replace the brackets with an AT sign! <<<]eva.mpg.de
Website: http://www.eva.mpg.de/lingua/

Ape Origins of Human Cooperation
August 26, 2014 15:30
Speaker: Christopher Krupenye (Duke University)
Talk at the Department of Psychology

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Location:
Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology Fourth floor seminar room (H 4.10)

Abstract:
Humans are ultra-cooperative, exhibiting numerous unique forms of cooperation that are likely underlain by unique motivations and cognition. Comparative studies on the underpinnings of cooperation in human and nonhuman apes are necessary to elucidate the evolution of cooperative behavior in these species and to investigate the cognitive phenotype of their most recent common ancestor. In pursuit of this aim, I explore three relevant questions. First, how sophisticated is cooperative decision-making in wild apes? Specifically, do chimpanzees exploit their knowledge of third-party relationships in partner choice? Second, what difference lie between chimpanzee and bonobo cooperation and altruism? Finally, what qualitative differences exist in the cognitive and motivational underpinnings of human and nonhuman ape cooperation?

Contact:
Elvira Möhring

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The projection of a test genome onto a reference population and applications to humans and archaic hominins
September 05, 2014 13:00
Speaker: Melinda Yang (Integrative Biology, UC Berkeley)
Talk at the Department of Evolutionary Genetics

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Location:
Seminar Area Genetics

Abstract:
We introduce a method called projection analysis for comparing a test genome with numerous genomes from a reference population. We show how the projection depends on the time of population splitting, the history of admixture and changes in past population size. We compute the projection of several human and archaic genomes onto three reference populations from the 1000 Genomes project, Europeans (CEU), Han Chinese (CHB) and Yoruba (YRI) and discuss the consistency of our analysis with previously published results for European and Yoruba demographic history. Including higher amounts of admixture between Europeans and Yoruba soon after their separation and low amounts of admixture more recently can resolve discrepancies between the projections and demographic inferences from some previous studies.




Contact:
Viola Mittag
phone + 49 (0) 341 3550 500

E-mail: mittag[>>> Please replace the brackets with an AT sign! <<<]eva.mpg.de
Website: http://www.eva.mpg.de/genetics