Favourite papers

Links to some of my favourite articles:

Collective learning and spatial sorting in animal groups.

The social function of intellect.

Great expectations: the evolutionary psychology of faith-healing and the placebo effect.

Cooperation and competition in pathogenic bacteria.

How to make a kin selection model.

Fractal dimension of vegetation and the distribution of arthropod body lengths.

Learning and development in neural networks: the importance of starting small.

Conceptual methaphorical mapping in chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes).

Autumn tree colours as a handicap signal.

My intended burial and why.

Selection of exaggerated male traits by female aesthetic senses.

Symmetry, beauty and evolution.

Expanded social fitness and Hamilton’s rule for kin, kith, and kind.

Long term experimental evolution in Escherichia coli: adaptation and divergence during 2,000 generations.

Evolution of cooperation in a finite homogenous graph.

A kin selection model for the evolution of virulence.

Sex releases the speed limit on evolution.

Social intelligence, innovation, and enhanced brain size in primates.

Energetics and the evolution of human brain size.

A whole cell model predicts genotype from phenotype.