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Unxeroxing culture

How we can be cultural animals beside copying others?

From storytelling to Facebook

Some content spreads better in social media, but how can we know if it is *because* of social media?

A continuum of fidelity and selection

Cultural traditions can be supported in many ways.

Is fighting fake news a red herring?

Focusing on making reliable information more trusted and engaging could be better.

Won't somebody please think of the children!

Public outrages against social media companies may not fulfil their goals.

Individual-based models of cultural evolution. A step-by-step guide using R

Learn cultural evolution individual-based modelling starting from a basic knowledge of R.

Covid misinformation on mainstream Italian media

How La Repubblica, a major Italian newspaper, spreads misinformation.

Cultural evolution in the digital age book club

The International Cognition & Culture Institute organised a book club around "Cultural evolution in the digital age".

Cultural evolution and networks

Cultural evolution models should integrate network models - and viceversa.

Sentiment analysis of song lyrics by genre

Pop song lyrics became sadder in the last fifty years. Is it because sadder genres become more popular?