Upcoming

Ferdinand, V. (in press).  A natural history of human morality by Michael Tomasello.  American Anthropologist.  (Invited book review)

Ferdinand, V., Kirby, S., & Smith, K. (in review).  The cognitive roots of regularization in language.  Cognition.
Preprint on ArXiv:  
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Berdahl, A., Brelsford, C., De Bacco, C., Dumas, M., Ferdinand, V., Grochow, J.A., Hébert-Dufresne, L., Kallus, Y., Kempes, C.P., Kolchinsky, A. and Larremore, D.B. (submitted).  Dynamics of beneficial epidemics. Nature Communications.  Preprint on ArXiv:   pdf

Berdahl, A., Bhat, U., Ferdinand, V., Garland, J., Ghazi-Zahedi, K., Grana, J., Grochow, J.A., Hobson, E., Kallus, Y., Kempes, C.P. and Kolchinsky, A. (in prep).  On the records.  Preprint on ArXiv:   pdf


Peer-reviewed conference proceedings

*Ferdinand, V. (2017).  Combining transformative and selective cultural evolution to understand the evolution of digital art.  Proceedings of the 1st Annual Conference of the Cultural Evolution Society.   abstract   slides

Ferdinand, V. (2017).  Probability matching as a cognitive basis for cultural drift.  Proceedings of the 39th Annual Cognitive Science Society.   abstract   poster

Ferdinand, V. & Spike, M. (2016).  Word learners regularize synonyms and homonyms similarly. Proceedings of the 11th International Evolution of Language Conference.   pdf

*Ferdinand, V. (2015).  A cognitive basis for cultural drift.  Proceedings of the European Human Behaviour and Evolution Association.   pdf

Ferdinand, V., Kirby, S., & Smith, K. (2014).  Regularization in language evolution: on the joint contribution of domain-specific biases and domain-general frequency learning.  Proceedings of the 10th International Evolution of Language Conference.   pdf

Thompson, B. & Ferdinand, V. (2014).  Model fitting and prediction for language evolution.  Proceedings of the 10th International Evolution of Language Conference.   pdf

Kamps, C., Ferdinand, V., & Kirby, S. (2014).  The origins of regularity in language: why coordination matters.  Proceedings of the 10th International Evolution of Language Conference.   pdf

Ferdinand, V., Thompson, B., Kirby, S., & Smith, K. (2013).  Regularization behavior in a non-linguistic domain.  Proceedings of the 35th Annual Cognitive Science Society.   pdf

Ferdinand, V., Kirby, S., & Smith, K. (2012).  Searching for substance in the Baldwin Effect: when learning causally affects genetic adaptation.  Proceedings of the 9th International Evolution of Language Conference.   pdf

Ferdinand, V. & Zuidema, W. (2009).  Thomas’ theorem meets Bayes rule: a model of the iterated learning of language. Proceedings of the 31st Annual Cognitive Science Society.   pdf

* conference proceedings not peer-reviewed


Thesis manuscripts

PhD thesis

Ferdinand, V. (2015). Inductive Evolution: Cognition, Culture, and Regularity in language. PhD thesis, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh.   pdf


MSc thesis  

Ferdinand, V. (2008) How learning biases and cultural transmission structure language: Iterated learning in Bayesian agents and human subjects. MSc thesis, University of Amsterdam.  
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Preprints from MSc thesis

V. Ferdinand and W. Zuidema, An experiment in iterated function learning, ILLC Preprint Series (PP-2008-53), University of Amsterdam.  
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V. Ferdinand and W. Zuidema, Language adapting to the brain: a study of a Bayesian iterated learning model, ILLC Preprint Series (PP-2008-54), University of Amsterdam.  
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