Post-Doc : Cultural and cognitive evolution (Bergen)

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There is a vacancy of one position as postdoctoral research fellow in Cultural and Cognitive Evolution at the Department of Psychosocial Science, Faculty of Psychology, University of Bergen (UiB). The SapienCE Centre of Excellence, established in 2017, focuses on the behavioural origins of Homo sapiens in southern Africa between 100,000 and 50,000 years ago. Its main goal is to unravel where, when, and why early humans started to think and behave the way we do today, by combining archaeological excavations and dating with climate modelling on the one hand and cognitive and behavioural research on the other. The postdoctoral fellow will be part of an interdisciplinary project linking the three major clusters, with the goal to investigate the role of mushrooms for cultural and cognitive evolution. The postdoctoral project will investigate the cognitive behaviours involved in the gathering and consumption of wild mushrooms, with a focus on knowledge acquisition and organization, recognition processes, risk assessment, and decision-making under uncertainty.

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