Publications

Dubourg, E., Baumard, N. (Working Paper). The Evolutionary Origins of Fiction. Chapter. Handbook of Fiction and Belief.

Dubourg, E., Thouzeau, V., de Dampierre, C., Mogoutov, A., Baumard, N. (Working Paper). Evolved exploratory preferences explain the variability of the human fascination for imaginary worlds. PsyArXiv. (URL)

Dubourg, E.*, Fitouchi, L.*, Baumard, N. (Forthcoming). When instrumental inference hides behind seemingly arbitrary conventions. Commentary to ‘Tradition and Invention: The Bifocal Stance Theory of Cultural Evolution’ by Jagiello et al., Behavioral and Brain Sciences.

Dubourg, E., Baumard, N. (Forthcoming). Why Imaginary Worlds? The psychological foundations and cultural evolution of fictions with imaginary worlds. Behavioral and Brain Sciences. (URL) (PDF)

Dubourg, E., Baumard, N. (2022). Why and How Did Narrative Fictions Evolve? Fictions as Entertainment Technologies. Frontiers in Psychology. (URL) (PDF)

Dubourg, E., André, J.-B., Baumard, N. (2021). The Evolution of Music: One Trait, Many Ultimate-Level Explanations. Commentary to ‘Origins of music in credible signaling’ by Mehr et al., Behavioral and Brain Sciences. (URL) (PDF)

Dubourg, E., André, J.-B., Baumard, N. (2021). The Origin of Fiction: The Social Evolutionary Functions Hypothesis. Fabula LHT. (URL)

Dubourg, E. (2021). Imaginary Worlds in Fictions. Review of Constellations by Anne Besson. Acta Fabula. (URL)

Dubourg, E. (2020). The intuitive recognition of fiction. XXI-XX, Reconnaissance littéraire, Classique Garnier, n.1. DOI: 10.15122/ISBN.978-2-406-11008-8.P.0035. (URL)

Dubourg, E. (2020). The Conquest of FictionRomanesques (Cercll / Roman & Romanesque), Classique Garnier, n.12. DOI: 10.15122/isbn.978-2-406-10636-4.p.0195. (URL)

Dubourg, E. (2019). Axiologies of the ‘romanesque’Acta fabula, vol.20, n.5, Essais critiques. (URL)

*Contributed equally to the paper.