Researching culture evolution and diversification, the spread of information and behaviour, and collective decision making.
Alex Bentley, Mark Earls and Michael O’Brien (2011). I’ll Have What She’s Having: Mapping Social Behavior. MIT Press.
Bentley, R.A., M.J. O'Brien & W.A. Brock (2014). Mapping collective behavior in the big-data era. Behavioral & Brain Sciences 37: 63-119.
O’Brien, M.J. & R.A. Bentley (2015) The role of food storage in human niche construction: An example from Neolithic Europe. Environmental Archaeology, in press.
Garnett, P., S. Mollan & R.A. Bentley (2015) Complexity in history: modelling the organizational demography of the British banking sector. Business History, in press.
Brock, W.A., R.A. Bentley, M.J. O'Brien & C.C. S. Caiado (2014) Estimating a path through a map of decision making. PLoS ONE 9(11): e111022.
Bentley, R.A. et al. (2014). Social tipping points and Earth systems dynamics. Frontiers in Environmental Science 2:35.
Bentley, R.A., A. Acerbi, V. Lampos, P. Ormerod (2014). Books average previous decade of economic misery. PLoS ONE 9(1): e83147.
Bentley, R.A., C. Caiado & P. Ormerod (2014). Effects of memory on spatial heterogeneity in neutrally transmitted culture. Evolution & Human Behavior 35: 257-263.
Acerbi, A. & R.A. Bentley (2014) Biases in cultural transmission shape the turnover of popular traits. Evolution & Human Behavior 35: 228 - 236.
King, C.L. R.A. Bentley, C.F.W. Higham, N. Tayles, U. Strand Viðarsdóttir, R.L. Layton, G. G. Macpherson & G. Nowell (2014) Economic change after the agricultural revolution in Southeast Asia? Antiquity 88: 112--125.
Acerbi, A., V. Lampos, P. Garnett & R.A. Bentley (2013) The expression of emotions in 20th century books. PLoS ONE 8(3): e59030.
Bentley, R.A. & M.J. O’Brien (2013). Cultural evolutionary tipping points in the storage and transmission of information. Frontiers in Psychology 3: article 569.
Bentley, R.A. (2013). Mobility and the diversity of Early Neolithic lives: isotopic evidence from skeletons. Journal of Anthropological Archaeology 32: 303-312.
Bentley, R.A., P. Bickle, et al. (2012). Community differentiation and kinship among Europe's first farmers. PNAS 109: 9326-9330. [ScienceNow story]
Bentley, R.A., M. Earls and M.J. O'Brien (2012). Mapping human behavior for business. European Business Review, May-June 2012: 23-26.