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Safra Lou (PhD student)

Social Cognition Group - LNC/ENS
1er étage, à droite
29, rue d'Ulm
75005 Paris

Phone: +33-1 44 32 26 38
Fax: +33-1 44 32 29 74
Email: lou.safra@ens-cachan.fr

Personal page: https://sites.google.com/site/lousafra/home

I am interested in the cognitive mechanisms underlying social and political behaviour, notably leader choice and cooperation. In particular, I adopt an ecological and evolutionary approach to better understand the inter-individual differences in these domains, across both space and time. To do so, I rely on behavioral data, social surveys, computational modeling and, more recently, the analysis of cultural artifacts such as paintings and books.
Safra, L., Baumard, N., & Chevallier, C. (2018) No strong evidence that authoritarian attitudes are driven by a lack of control. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Mell, H., Safra, L., Algan, Y., Baumard, N., & Chevallier, C. (2018). Childhood environmental harshness predicts coordinated health and reproductive strategies: A cross-sectional study of a nationally representative sample from France. Evolution and Human Behavior
Safra, L., Algan, Y., Tecu, T., Grèzes, J., Baumard, N., & Chevallier, C. (2017). Childhood harshness predicts long-lasting leader preferences. Evolution and Human Behavior
Gamond, L., Vilarem, E., Safra, L., Conty, L., & Grèzes, J. (2017). Minimal group membership biases early neural processing of emotional expressions. European Journal of Neuroscience
Mell, H., Safra, L., Baumard, N., & Jacquet, P. O. (2017). Climate is not a good candidate to account for variations in aggression and violence across space and time. Behavioral and Brain Sciences
Safra, L., Tecu, T., Lambert, S., Sheskin, M., Baumard, N., & Chevallier, C. (2016). Neighborhood Deprivation Negatively Impacts Children’s Prosocial Behavior. Frontiers in Psychology
Chevallier, C., Tonge, N., Safra, L., Kahn, D., Kohls, G., Miller, J., & Schultz, R. T. (2016). Measuring Social Motivation Using Signal Detection and Reward Responsiveness. PloS one
Vesper, C., Schmitz, L., Safra, L., Sebanz, N., & Knoblich, G. (2016) The role of shared visual information for joint action coordination, Cognition
Meyniel, F., Safra, L., & Pessiglione, M. (2014) How the brain decides when to work and when to rest: dissociation of implicit-reactive from explicit-predictive computational processes, PLoS computational biology