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Presentation of Professor: Robin Dunbar

Robin Dunbar is a Professor of Evolutionary Psychology at the University of Oxford and a Visiting Professor at Aalto University’s School of Science.

Dunbar is a top researcher of computational social science and known for Dunbar's number, the cognitive limit to the number of individuals with whom one person can maintain stable relationships.

– I am really interested in large-scale social cohesion, in other words, what allows us to live in large groups in towns, cities and states when our psychology is based on living in small hunter-gatherer villages. Living even in small groups is stressful in many ways, and we have only lately transitioned into much bigger groups. I want to know what has enabled this transition.

Read more about Dunbar in his presentation.

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