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2019-12-10

Lab Visit of the Cognitive Science Students of the University of Vienna

Thursday, 12 December 10.00 am: Round Table with John Bickle on “Philosophy of Neuroscience" on his contribution to the Stanford Encyclopedia https://plato.stanford.edu/entries/neuroscience/

2019-12-09

Dealing with Complexity in the Life Sciences

Call for Applications: 6th European Advanced School in the Philosophy of the Life Sciences (EASPLS) “Dealing with complexity in the life sciences” at the KLI, September 7–11, 2020

2019-12-03

Tinkering in the Lab

KLI Colloquium: John Bickle (Mississippy State University & University of Mississippi Medical Center), 10 December 2019, 5.00 pm.

2019-11-26

From Stemness Identity in Cancers to Germline Identity in Metazoans

KLI Colloquium: Kate MACCORD (Marine Biological Laboratory, Woods Hole) & Lucie LAPLANE (Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne), 3 December, 5.00 pm.

2019-11-25

Movie: Alice LACINY | Parasite-Induced Morphologies in Ants

Alice Laciny, postdoctoral fellow at the KLI investigates the influence of parasites on the morphology of ant hosts. She aims to highlight the overlapping aspects of ecology, evolution and development.

2019-11-21

Social Selection and the Evolutionary Origins of the Human Face

KLI Lab: Adam WILKINS (Humboldt University, Berlin), 27 November, 12.00 pm.

2019-11-21

The Genetic Basis of Animal Domestication: An Old Question, a New Approach

KLI Colloquium: Adam WILKINS (Humboldt University, Berlin), 26 November 2019, 5.00 pm.

2019-11-18

Movie: Flavia FABRIS | Rethinking the Role of Cybernetics in Theoretical Biology

Largely unnoticed, we live in a cybernetic era where automated systems are part of everyday life. In this video, Dr Flavia Fabris, explains the main ideas of her research on the contribution of cybernetics to the development of contemporary biology.

2019-11-12

Craniofacial Adaptation to High Latitudes in Modern and Paleolithic Hominins

KLI Colloquium: Andrej EVTEEV (Lomonosov Moscow State University, Moscow), 19 November, 5.00 pm.

2019-11-11

Movie: Ivan GONZALEZ-CABRERA | I Beg to Differ: Cooperating with Others Despite

What makes cooperation peaceful and stable? Understanding how we disagree about norms is crucial to overcoming the challenges we face in culturally diverse societies.

2019-11-08

Can We Understand an Insect Society, and Why Should We Care?

KLI Colloquium: Raghavendra GADAGKAR (Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore), 14 November 2019, 5.00 pm

2019-11-04

Movie: Daniel J. NICHOLSON | Rethinking the Nature of the Organism

What makes organisms different from other complex organized systems like machines?" KLI postdoctoral fellow Daniel Nicholson discusses the ontology of living systems, how they differ from other complex systems, and what implications these differences have for biological theory.

2019-10-30

Vernissage: Federzeichnungen

Friday 8 November, 5.00 pm: Vernissage of Gerhard Papp´s pen drawings.

2019-10-28

Movie: Lumila MENÉNDEZ | Ten Thousand Years of Cranial Evolution in South America

"Why are humans so diverse? How do we evolve as a species?" KLI postdoc fellow anthropologist Lumila Menéndez talks about 10,000 Years of Cranial Evolution in SouthAmerica in 1.5 minutes!

2019-10-22

Movie: Luis Alejandro VILLANUEVA | The Origins of Music

"When and where did music start?" Watch... and listen!... to KLI alum & guest researcher Alejandro Villanueva talk about his work on the cognitive origins of music and the roles they play in social interactions.

2019-10-22

The Influence of Demography and Evolution on Caesarean Section Rates

KLI Colloquium: Barbara FISCHER (KLI), 29 October 2019, 3.00 pm

2019-10-14

Movie: Barbara FISCHER | Evolution of the Human Pelvis and Childbirth

"Why is birth so difficult in humans and why has evolution not resolved this obstetric dilemma?" KLI postdoctoral fellow Barbara Fischer talks about evolutionary constraints and childbirth.

2019-10-09

New book of the Vienna Series in Theoretical Biology

'Convergent Evolution on Earth. Lessons for the Search for Extraterrestrial Life' by George R McGhee Jr. An analysis of patterns of convergent evolution on Earth that suggests where we might look for similar convergent forms on other planets.

2019-10-09

New book of the Vienna Series in Theoretical Biology

'Evolutionary Causation' edited by Tobias Uller & Kevin N. Laland. A comprehensive treatment of the concept of causation in evolutionary biology that makes clear its central role in both historical and contemporary debates.

2019-10-09

Evolution, Umwelten, and the Possibility of Planetary Aesthetics

KLI Colloquium: Andrew S. YANG (Chicago Art Institute), 21 October 2019, 5.00 pm