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Department of Human Behavior, Ecology and Culture

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Dominik Deffner

Doctoral Student

Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology
Department of Human Behavior, Ecology and Culture
Deutscher Platz 6
04103 Leipzig

Phone: +49 341 3550 341 
E-mail: dominik_deffner@[>>> Please remove the brackets! <<<]eva.mpg.de

Research Interests
Curriculum Vitae
Publications

Research Interests

I am a doctoral researcher at the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology in Leipzig, Germany. My research broadly focuses on the individual-level learning processes and population-level social dynamics underlying human cultural adaptation. I mostly use behavioral group experiments, computational and statistical modeling as well as formal mathematical theory to better understand the unique adaptability of our species. I am also social secretary of the Early-career Social Learning Researchers (ESLR) society.

Publications

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ǂ joint senior author

Dötsch, D., Deffner, D., & Schubö, A. (submitted). Color me impressed: A partner’s target and perceptually similar stimuli capture visual attention.
Deffner, D., Kleinow, V., & McElreath, R. (in press). Dynamic social learning in temporally and spatially variable environments. Royal Society Open Science.
Blaisdell, A., Seitz, B., Rowney, C., Folsom, M., MacPherson, M., Deffner, D., & Logan, C. J. (2020). Do the more flexible individuals rely more on causal cognition? Observation versus intervention in causal inference in great-tailed grackles. PsyArXiv.
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Deffner, D., & McElreath, R. (2020). When does selection favor learning from the old? Social Learning in age-structured populations. OSF Preprints.
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Deffner, D., & McElreath, R. (2020). The importance of life history and population regulation for the evolution of social learning. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London, Series B: Biological Sciences,375(1803).
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Clark, A. D., Deffner, D., Laland, K., Odling-Smee, J., & Endler, J. (2020). Niche construction affects the variability and strength of natural selection. The American Naturalist,195(1), 16-30.
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Deffner, D., & Kandler, A. (2019). Trait specialization, innovation and the evolution of culture in fluctuating environments. Palgrave Communications,5: 147.
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Smolla, M., Invernizzi, E., Bazhydai, M., Casoli, M., Deffner, D., Faria, G. S., Jones, N., Kanwal, J., Staehler, A., & Uchiyama, R. (2018). Second annual workshop of the Association of Early‐Career Social Learning Researchers in St Andrews, Scotland. Evolutionary Anthropology,27(5): 21746, pp. 184-187.
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