Publications

Dubourg, E. & Baumard, N. (2022). Why imaginary worlds: The psychological foundations and cultural evolution of fictions with imaginary worlds, Behavioral and Brain Sciences

 

Dubourg, E., & Baumard, N. (2022) Why and How Did Narrative Fictions Evolve? Fictions as Entertainment Technologies. Frontiers in Psychology.

 

Baumard, N., Huillery, E., Hyafil, A. and Safra, L. (2022) The cultural evolution of love in history, Nature Human Behavior.

 

Dubourg, E., Thouzeau, V., de Dampierre, C., & Baumard, N. (2021). Exploratory preferences explain the cultural success of imaginary worlds in modern societies. https://doi.org/10.31234/osf.io/d9uqs

 

André, J. B., Baumard, N., & Boyer, P. (2020) The Mystery of Symbolic Culture: What fitness costs? What fitness benefits?

 

Dubourg, E., André, JB, and Baumard, N. (2021) The evolution of music: one trait, two ultimate-level explanations. Commentary to ‘Origins of music in credible signaling’ by Mehr et al., Behavioral and Brain Sciences.

 

Dubourg, E. & Baumard, N. (Forthcoming) The Evolutionary Origins of Fiction. Handbook of Fiction and Belief.

 

Dubourg, E., André JB, and Baumard N., (2021) L’origine des fictions : l’hypothèse des fonctions évolutionnaires sociales, Fabula, 25.

 

Martin, M. & Baumard, N. (2020) The rise of prosociality in fiction preceded democratic revolutions in Early Modern Europe, PNAS

 

Safra, L., Chevallier, C., Grèzes, J., Baumard, N. (2020) Tracking the rise of trust in history using machine learning and paintings, Nature Communication

 

Hyafil, A. & Baumard, N. (in review) Evoked and Transmitted Culture models: Using bayesian methods to infer the evolution of cultural traits in history

 

Baumard, N., Huillery, E. and Zabrocki, L. (in review) The Economic Origins of Ascetic Values : Evidence from Medieval Europe

 

De Courson, B. & Baumard, N., Quantifying the Scientific Revolution (heatmaps of scientific productivity in the 16th c., 17th c. and 18th c.) SocArXiv, 6 Dec. 2019. Web.

 

Jacquet, P.O., Pazhoohi, F., Findling C., Mell, H., Chevallier, C., Baumard, N. (in press) Predictive multivariate modelling of religiosity in 295 000 individuals from WEIRD and non-WEIRD populations, Humanities and Social Sciences Communications

 

Baumard, N., Hyafil, A. Morris, I., and Boyer, P., (2015) Increased affluence explains the emergence of ascetic wisdoms and moralizing religions. Current Biology, 25(1), 10-15. (See press coverage in Science)