[ARCHIV] Vortrag zum Thema "What kind of search is mate search?"

Humans spend much of their time searching for mates - but what kind of search is this? Organisms search for resources in a variety of settings, in some cases moving from patch to patch when looking for food, in other cases searching for just the right location to settle and live. Is human mate search close to either of these, moving from mate to mate, or seeking the single best one? By knowing what problem people are solving during the process of searching for a mate, we can better investigate and understand the strategies being used. In this talk, I will describe our ongoing studies on mate search and its connections to search strategies in different domains.
Wann 22.06.2016
von 16:15 bis 17:15
Wo Raum 1.140, GEMI (Goßlerstrasse 14)
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Speaker: Prof. Dr. Peter Todd

Indiana University, Bloomington, USA

Biography

Peter Todd is Director of Indiana University’s Cognitive Science Program, Provost Professor in the Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences, and faculty member of The Kinsey Institute for Research in Sex, Gender, and Reproduction and the Center for Complex Systems and Networks Research. He grew up in Silicon Valley, received a PhD in psychology from Stanford University, and in 1995 moved to Germany to help found the Center for Adaptive Behavior and Cognition (ABC), based at the Max Planck Institute for Human Development in Berlin. Todd moved to Indiana University in 2005 where his research focuses on the cognitive mechanisms that people use to make decisions about adaptively important resources - including information, mates, and food - in space and time.

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