We are a highly interdisciplinary research group working at the intersection among cognitive, social and computational sciences. LABSS is based at the Institute of Cognitive Sciences and Technologies of the National Research Council of Italy and aims to foster an explorative approach to Agent Based Modeling and Simulation.

Postdoc Position: Agent-Based Modeller at LABSS

We are seeking candidates for a one-year postdoc position (renewable up to 3 years) for agent-based modelling and simulation of social phenomena.

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WIPS Seminar: Aurora De Bortoli Vizioli on "The extended bodily self and the embodiment of possessions"

Aurora De Bortoli Vizioli presenting the aim of her team’s study at the LABSS Work in Progress Seminar held on March 1st 2018.

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WIPS seminar: "The extended bodily self and the embodiment of possessions"

New “save the date” for the Work in Progress Seminars (WIPS) series, organized by the LABSS. On March 1st, Aurora De Bortoli Vizioli will be presenting an experimental study on the relation between body-ownership and object-ownership.

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Watch "Social simulation: a model to fight the Mafia"

At the Laboratory of Agent-Based Social Simulation we build computer models to help shed light on the complex social world. We applied this approach to develop a simulation of the Sicilian Mafia, and studied ways to fight pizzo collection.



Want to know more? Please check out the results of the GLODERS project or contact Giulia Andrighetto

WIPS seminar: "Collective decisions with kids and robots"

On January 18th will continue the Work in Progress Seminars (WIPS) series, organized by the LABSS. Vito Trianni will be presenting.

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Luciano Pietronero @ISTC-CNR

On December 11th Luciano Pietronero of the University of Rome “La Sapienza”, Physics Department, gave a talk at the ISTC-CNR about Economic Complexity.

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WIPS seminar: "Tell me if you eat, I’ll tell you if you cheat"

On December 6th will continue the Work in Progress Seminars (WIPS) series, organized by the LABSS. Eugenia Polizzi di Sorrentino, ISTC-CNR associate, will present her ongoing research on the metabolic alterations on (dis)honesty.

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Work in Progress Seminars @LABSS

LABSS is starting today a monthly brown-bag seminar series called “Work in Progress Seminars” (WIPS). These are interdisciplinary seminars for the cognitive and behavioural sciences (including biology) as they pertain to humans. WIPS are meant to be a venue for presenting early to mid stage and experiment-related research.

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Models of Social Influence: Towards the Next Frontiers

We’re glad to give notice of the publication of a new paper on Models of Social Influence: Towards the Next Frontiers by Andreas Flache , Michael Mäs , Thomas Feliciani , Edmund Chattoe-Brown , Guillaume Deffuant , Sylvie Huet and Jan Lorenz.

The paper is part of a JASSS special issue in memory of Rosaria Conte

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Postdoctoral position in Social and Cognitive Dynamics at LABSS

The Institute of Cognitive Sciences and Technologies at the Italian National Research Council announces the opening of a postdoctoral position in Social and Cognitive Dynamics. The fellowship - funded by the Institute for Informatics and Telematics of the Italian National Research Council - is established to honour the memory of Rosaria Conte, Research Director and founder of the Laboratory of Agent Based Social Simulation at the Institute of Cognitive Sciences and Technologies in Rome, where the position will be housed.

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