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Mathematical Biology Seminar

November 30, 2022 - 10:00am

Wednesday, Nov 30, 2022

Speaker: Yoav Ram, Tel Aviv University

Title: Cultural evolution of cooperation: the role of non-vertical transmission

Brief Abstract: We use a cultural-evolutionary model to find conditions for the evolution of cooperation under vertical, oblique, and horizontal cultural transmission. These conditions, which have interesting parallels with Hamilton’s rule, are validated with stochastic simulations of structured populations.

Paper: Cohen, D., Lewin-Epstein, O., Feldman, M. W. & Ram, Y. Non-vertical cultural transmission, assortment and the evolution of cooperation. Proc. R. Soc. B Biol. Sci. 288, 20203162 (2021).