Laboratoire de Psychologie Cognitive
Aix-Marseille University, Pôle 3C, CNRS/UMR7290
3 Place Victor Hugo
Email : email@example.com
I was trained as a biologist at the Ecole Normale Supérieure in Paris. I specialized in Ecology and Evolution and more precisely the evolution of social behaviours. I did my PhD under the direction of Dan Sperber at the Institut Jean Nicod in Paris (France) and in 2009 I defended my PhD thesis entitled “Darwinian theories of cultural evolution: models and mechanisms” (in French here). I worked with Andrew Whiten at the Psychology department of St Andrews University from 2010 to 2013 first with a Fyssen Foundation fellowship then with a Templeton Foundation and Wellcome Trust grant. In 2013 I joined the comparative cognition team led by Joël Fagot at the LPC with a ANR PDOC grant.
You can find a detailed CV in PDF here.
- Miton, H., Claidière, N., & Mercier, H. (2015) Universal Cognitive Mechanisms Explain the Cultural Success of Bloodletting. Evolution and Human Behavior. doi: 10.1016/j.evolhumbehav.2015.01.003
- Claidière, N., Smith, K., Kirby, S., & Fagot, J. (2014). Cultural evolution of systematically structured behaviour in a non-human primate. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, 281(1797). doi: 10.1098/rspb.2014.1541
- Claidière, N., Scott-Phillips, T. C., & Sperber, D. (2014). How Darwinian is cultural evolution? Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, 369(1642). doi: 10.1098/rstb.2013.0368
- Claidière, N., Messer, Emily J. E., Hoppitt, W., & Whiten, A. (2013). Diffusion Dynamics of Socially Learned Foraging Techniques in Squirrel Monkeys. Current Biology, 23(13), 1251-1255.
- Claidière, N. and J.-B. André (2012). The Transmission of Genes and Culture: A Questionable Analogy. Evolutionary Biology 39(1): 12-24.
- Claidière N, Whiten A (2012) Integrating the study of conformity and culture in humans and nonhuman animals. Psychological Bulletin 138: 126-145.
- Claidière, N. and D. Sperber (2010). Imitation explains the propagation, not the stability of animal culture. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences 277(1681): 651-659.