Szabolcs Számadó

Szabolcs Számadó
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Research Interests

Honesty of animal communication; Honesty of human reputation mechanisms; Early evolution of human language

Selected Publications
  • Garay J, Csiszár V, Móri TF, Szilágyi A, Varga Z, and Számadó Sz. 2018. Juvenile honest food solicitation and parental investment as a life history strategy: A kin demographic selection model. PLoS ONE 13(3): e0193420.
  • Számadó, Sz. 2015. Attention-Seeking Displays. PLOS One 10(8): e0135379. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0135379 Impact Factor 2015: 3.54.
  • Számadó, Sz., Penn DJ 2015. Why does costly signalling evolve? Challenges with testing the handicap hypothesis. Animal Behaviour 110: 9-12. doi:10.1016/j.anbehav.2015.06.005 Impact Factor 2015: 3.169.
  • Számadó, Sz. and Penn, D.J. 2018. Does the handicap principle explain the evolution of dimorphic ornaments? Animal Behaviour 138: e7-e10. Impact Factor 2.869.
  • Számadó, Sz., Szalai, F. & Scheuring,I. (2016) Deception Undermines the Stability of Cooperation in Games of Indirect Reciprocity. PLOS One doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0147623 Impact Factor 2015: 3.54.
  • Számadó, Sz. 2017. When honesty and cheating pay off: the evolution of honest and dishonest equilibria in a conventional signalling game. BMC Evolutonary Biology. doi: Impact Factor: 3.221
  • Számadó, Sz., Czegel, D., and Zachar, I. 2018. One problem, too many solutions: How costly is honest signalling of need? BiorXiv, doi:
  • Zachar, I., Szilágyi, A., Számadó, Sz. and Szathmáry, E. 2018a. Farming the mitochondrial ancestor as a model of endosymbiotic establishment by natural selection. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the USA, January 30, 201718707;
  • Zachar, I., Szilágyi, A., Számadó, Sz. and Szathmáry, E. 2018b. Reply to Garg and Martin: The mechanism works. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the USA, May 15, 115 (20) E4545-E4546;
Research Projects

H2020-ERC-2014-CoG: No Sword Bites So Fiercly as an Evil Tongue? Gossip Wrecks Reputation, but Enhances Cooperation (EVILTONGUE-648693)

K112929 Gossip, Reputation, and Cooperation: Informal Building Blocks of Social Order. PI

closed projects:
K108974 Communication: badges, attention seeking and survival games. PI