ralf kurvers

Ralf Kurvers

External PI
Max Plank Insititute for Human Development, Center for Adaptive Rationality, Behevioral Biology
mail: kurvers@mpib-berlin.mpg.de
phone: +49 30 8240 6472

Ralf Kurvers is a behavioural biologist working on individual and collective decision-making in human and non-human animals. His work links information processing and decision making at the individual level, to the spread of information through social interactions, and emerging collective responses.

At SCIoI Ralf works on Project 26, and Project 51.

 

 

SCIoI Publications:

Tump, A. N., Pleskac, T. J., & Kurvers, R. H. J. M. (2020). Wise or mad crowds? The cognitive mechanisms underlying information cascades. Science Advances, 6(29), eabb0266. https://doi.org/10.1126/sciadv.abb0266
Tump, A. N., Wolf, M., Romanczuk, P., & Kurvers, R. (2022). Avoiding costly mistakes in groups: The evolution of error management in collective decision making. PLOS Computational Biology. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pcbi.1010442
Tump, A. N., Wolf, M., Romanczuk, P., & Kurvers, R. (2022). Avoiding costly mistakes in groups: The evolution of error management in collective decision making. PLOS Computational Biology. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pcbi.1010442
Tump, A., Pleskac, T., Romanczuk, P., & Kurvers, R. (2022). How the cognitive mechanisms underlying fast choices influence information spread and response bias amplification in groups. Proceedings of the 44th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society, 44, 658–664. https://escholarship.org/uc/item/5m540872#main
Tump, A., Deffner, D., Pleskac, T., Romanczuk, P., & Kurvers, R. (2023). A cognitive computational approach to social and collective decision-making. OSF. https://doi.org/10.31219/osf.io/7aykm
Tump, A. N., Wollny-Hutarsch, D., Molleman, L., & Kurvers, R. H. (2023). Evidence accumulation from social information: Earlier social information has a stronger influence on individuals’ judgments. PsyArXiv. https://doi.org/10.31234/osf.io/shje5
Sultan, M., Tump, A. N., Geers, M., Lorenz-Spreen, P., Herzog, S. M., & Kurvers, R. H. J. M. (2022). Time Pressure Reduces Misinformation Discrimination Ability But Does Not Alter Response Bias. Scientific Reports. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-022-26209-8
Mezey, D., Deffner, D., Kurvers, R. H., & Romanczuk, P. (2023). Visual social information use in collective foraging. BioRxiv. https://doi.org/https://doi.org/10.1101/2023.11.30.569379
Kurvers, R. H. J. M., Herzog, S. M., Hertwig, R., Krause, J., Moussaid, M., Argenziano, G., Zalaudek, I., Carney, P. A., & Wolf, M. (2019). How to detect high-performing individuals and groups: Decision similarity predicts accuracy. Science Advances, 5(11), eaaw9011. https://doi.org/10.1126/sciadv.aaw9011
Kurvers, R. H. J. M., Herzog, S. M., Hertwig, R., Krause, J., & Wolf, M. (2021). Pooling decisions decreases variation in response bias and accuracy. IScience, 24(7), 102740. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.isci.2021.102740
Kurvers, R. H., Nuzzolese, A. G., Russo, A., Barabucci, G., Herzog, S. M., & Trianni, V. (2023). Automating hybrid collective intelligence in open-ended medical diagnostics. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. https://doi.org/10.1073/pnas.2221473120
Demandt, N., Bierbach, D., Kurvers, R. H. J. M., Krause, J., Kurtz, J., & Scharsack, J. P. (2021). Parasite infection impairs the shoaling behaviour of uninfected shoal members under predator attack. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00265-021-03080-7
Deffner, D., Mezey, D., Kahl, B., Schakowski, A., Romanczuk, P., Wu, C. M., & Kurvers, R. (2023). Collective incentives reduce over-exploitation of social information in unconstrained human groups. PsyArXiv. https://doi.org/10.31234/osf.io/p3bj7