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Mauricio D Martins

Institut Jean Nicod

Post-doctorant

Pavillon Jardin, 29 rue d'Ulm
75005 Paris

Laboratoire
IJN
ESC
Equipe
Cognition Sociale
MD, PhD

Medical Doctor with a PhD on the Evolution of Language. Previously worked as a neuroscientist investigating the neural bases underlying the representation of hierarchies.

Currently, I focus on the links between human psychology and social change. Like in language, the cultural variation of norms masks underlying similarities. These similarities, akin to a ‘grammar of society’, might result from biological and psychological constraints which limit moral, social and political variation.

In the current project, we text-mine fiction works, from different historical periods and countries, to map signatures of psychological states. We hypothesize that dominant psychological states in fiction might predict historical movements.