my research

A few thoughts on cultural attraction

Back to an old darling of the blog.

Sichuan food and the transience of traditions

Seemingly millennia-old culinary traditions are relatively young. Cultural evolution research needs to not essentialise culture.

The ordeal simulation hypothesis

Why do people die in novels? A new paper with Olivier Morin and Oleg Sobchuck.

Morgue employee cremated by mistake while taking a nap

My new paper on cognitive attraction and online misinformatin.