Presentation of Professor: Robin Dunbar
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.