PTNCE 2015 in Poznań
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W. Tecumseh Fitch
Evolutionary biologist and cognitive scientist. University of Vienna, Austria.

Research Interests:
The evolution and neural basis of cognition and communication. Biolinguistics. Bioacoustics: physiology and perception of vertebrate vocalization (including human speech). The evolution of animal communication systems, including speech, language and music. Biomusicology. Theoretical biology. Sonification. Biology and Aesthetics.

Lecture title: Dendrophilia and the evolution of music and language.


Anthony Little
Evolutionary psychologist at the University of Stirling, United Kingdom.

Research Interests:
Evolutionary approaches to human face perception: sexual selection and facial attractiveness, individual differences in face preference, cross-cultural similarities and differences, biological and cultural factors driving variability in preference.

Lecture title: Beauty in the eye of the beholder: Evolution and variability in face preferences.


Wojciech Makalowski
Evolutionary biologist and bioinformaticist. Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität, Münster, Germany.

Research interests:
Molecular evolution. Genome evolution: transposable elements and their influence on a host genome. Intron evolution. Evolutionary medicine: host parasite co-evolution in tropical diseases. History of evolutionary ideas.

Lecture title: Treasure hidden in the genome.


Brigitte Senut
Paleontologist at the National Museum of Natural History, Paris, France.

Research Interests:
Hominoid evolution (Miocene and Pliocene) and human origins, the dichotomy between apes and humans, evolution of locomotor patterns in hominoid primates and the origins of hominid bipedalism.

Lecture title: Hominid origins: where and when?.


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