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Dr. Róbert MÁTICS (email@example.com), associate professor
Department of Behavioural Sciences
Code of subject: OAF-SB2-T | 2 credit | General Medicine | Optional module | both semesters
24 lectures + 0 practices + 0 seminars = total of 24 hours
min. 1 – max. 15 person
Available as Campus course for 10 student(s). Campus-faculties: ÁOK BTK ETK GYTK KTK MK MIK TTK
Prof Robert Sapolsky has a course on behavioural genetics on Stanford University. The 2010 lectures are freely available on the internet. Our course is based on the idea that by hearing a ca. 45-60 min long speech given there, we discuss the facts and hypotheses heard. The expansion and/or integration of this new knowledge is a key goal of the course.
No compulsory books or readings.
Hand-outs will be given.
The extended notes by Prof Sapolsky are available from me.
Evolution of Behavior
Axelrod R, Hamilton WD: The Evolution of Cooperation, Science 211, 1981 1390-1396. Classic paper on the subject.
Pool, R: Putting Game Theory to the Test, Science 267, 1995 1591-1593. Going from sociobiological theory to actual field data.
Morrell V: Genes versus Teams: Weighing Group Tactics in Evolution, Science 273, 739. 1996 A consideration of the contemporary version of group selection.
Kerr B et al.: Local Dispersal Promotes Biodiversity in a Real-life Game of Rock-paper-scissors, Nature 418 171, 2002 This shows game theory being played out in an unlikely species. Just read the abstract.
Semmann D et al.: Volunteering Leads to Rock-paper-scissors Dynamics in a Public Goods Game, Nature 425 390, 2003 If you're really into game theory stuff, this paper shows the rock-paper-scissors in humans. It's pretty thick going thought, so not for the rookie (i.e., not required).
Maximum of 25 % absence allowed
Make up by appointment
Make-up classes are possible if needed, we'll have to make appointments.