jose segovia martin

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I am interested in the relationship between cognition and society. I work in the domains of cultural evolution, collective behavior, social learning and communication. In particular, I investigate how the interaction between individuals' cognition and social structures affects the emergence of collective patterns of behavior. Some of my current projects involve social network connectivity effects on the dissemination of cultural variants, cognitive biases influences on the emergence of cultural conventions, research on the underlying mechanisms of cultural change and cultural diversity, the co-evolution of institutions and value systems, and the evolution of language. My research uses both computer modelling and experiments in the lab.

I am currently a CNRS postdoc researcher at Complex Systems Institute of Paris Ile-de-France (ISC-PIF). Previously, I completed my PhD in Cognitive Science and Language at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. During my PhD I obtained relevant training in cultural evolutionary methods: a significant part of my research was developed during researchs visits to the Centre for Language Evolution (University of Edinburgh) and the Laland Lab (University of St.Andrews).

I hold a MSc in Science of Language, a Licenciatura in Biology, a Licenciatura in Linguisitcs and a Diploma in Economics. I also hold a teaching position in general science at Fundación Estudio since 2011.