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Co-evolution of the social brain and art

In this new research project in close collaboration with prehistoric art expert Larissa Mendoza Straffon, we investigate the putative relationship between the evolution of the social brain and the use of art. I can’t say too much about the hypotheses right now as data collection is still ongoing, but I will keep you posted about our progress. Speaking of data collection, our excellent student Floor Pino is looking for people to fill out a questionnaire about art and aesthetics. If you have 15-30 minutes left and want to contribute to this science project, please click here. Thank you!

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