What football player portraits tell us about team performance in the World Cup

Economists Astrid Hopfensitz from the Toulouse School of Economics and the Institute for Advanced Study in Toulouse and Cesar Mantilla from the Universidad del Rosario published a study in the Journal of Economic Psychology, a leading Economic and Psychology journal, showing that performance in the FIFA World Cups from 1970 to 2014 is correlated with how angry or happy players looked in the famous Panini World Cup sticker album.

ERC Advanced Grant awarded to Ingela Alger

IAST Program Director in Biology, Ingela Alger has awarded an ERC "Advanced Grant" for her research project Evolving Economics – “Human motivation: evolutionary foundations and their implications for economics”

People can recognize universal traits in music

IAST behavioural scientist Luke Glowacki and team publish a study showing that listeners worldwide can accurately infer the function of a song, regardless of its origins or culture.

Researchers unlock key to robot-human cooperation

IAST researcher Jean-François Bonnefon and co-authors Crandall, J. W., Oudah, M., Tennom, Ishowo-Oloko, F., Abdallah, S., Bonnefon, J. F., Cebrian, M., Shariff, A., Goodrich, M. A., & Rahwan, I. publish their amazing study in Nature Communications. The team developed a new algorithm to help AI machines copy human cooperation to improve their own interactions.


Bolivia's Tsimane people have the healthiest arteries on Earth

Following a multi-year study of Tsimane forager-horticulturalists of the Bolivian Amazon, conducted by Jonathan Stieglitz from the Institute of Advanced Study in Toulouse and colleagues, the researchers concluded that the Tsimane present the healthiest arteries in the world.