Arts, literature, music and pop culture

Dubourg, E. & Baumard, N. (submitted) Why Imaginary Worlds? The psychological foundations and cultural evolution of world-dominant fictions

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

Dubourg, E., André, JB, and Baumard, N. (In press) 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.

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

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