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.

LABSS @ PROTON Meeting in Jerusalem

The partners of the European Project PROTON, including the LABSS, gathered for the First Consortium meeting at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem on October 16th and 17th. All partners participated to the sessions in order to present and discuss the preliminary findings of the research. The plenary meeting paved the way to a fruitful collaboration among the Consortium members during the next years of the project.

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Wojtek Przepiorka @ISTC-CNR

On October 11th Wojtek Przepiorka of the Utrecht University will give a talk at the ISTC-CNR entitled “Emergence of latent norms in the repeated volunteer’s dilemma: the role of other-regarding preferences and learning”.

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LABSS co-authored paper reaches +10k views

An important milestone was reached by one of the articles co-authored by Giulia Andrighetto. The paper “Are Some Countries More Honest than Others? Evidence from a Tax Compliance Experiment in Sweden and Italy, published on the journal Frontiers in Psychology, exceeded 10.000 online views in one year and a half only.

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PEERE@LABSS: The PEERE International Conference on Peer Review

We are glad to announce the PEERE International Conference on Peer Review, 7-9 March 2018, CNR (National Research Council) Rome, Piazzale Aldo Moro, Italy

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Ozan Aksoy @ISTC-CNR

On May 24th Ozan Aksoy of the University College London, UK gave a talk at the ISTC-CNR entitled “Partner Selection and Cooperation in the Lab”.

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Pontus Strimling @ISTC-CNR

On May 17th Pontus Strimling of the Institute For Future studies and Centre for studies of Cultural Evolution, Stockholm, gave a talk at the ISTC-CNR entitled “Why liberals are winning the culture war”.

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Giulia Andrighetto @Utrecht University

On May 10th Giulia Andrighetto, LABSS co-director, gave a talk at the University of Utrecht about Modelling and Experimenting with Social Norms.

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FuturICT 2.0 FLAG-ERA meeting

The FLAG-ERA JTC 2016 program has officially started! On April 28th FuturICT 2.0 and the other three FLAG-ERA funded projects gathered at the kick-off Seminar in Riga, Latvia.

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PROTON meeting @CNR


On 3rd and 4th April, the Institute of Cognitive Sciences and Technologies of the National Research Council in Rome is hosting a meeting of the European Project PROTON – Modelling the Processes leading to Organised crime and TerrOrist Networks.

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AISC Best Paper First Prize


The article Incentivi reputazionali alla cooperazione in un gioco competitivo tra adolescenti: Uno studio sperimentale (Reputational incentives to cooperation in a competitive game with adolescents: An experimental study), co-authored by LABSS researchers, was awarded with the first prize of the Vittorio Girotto Best AISC Paper 2016 of the Italian Association of Cognitive Sciences.

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