Researching culture evolution and diversification, the spread of information and behaviour, and collective decision making.
Dept. of Archaeology and AnthropologyBristol University43 Woodlad Road, Bristol BS8 1UUr.email@example.com
Latest book: 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.
Bentley, R.A., Acerbi, A., 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, in press.
Acerbi, A. & R.A. Bentley (2014) Biases in cultural transmission shape the turnover of popular traits. Evolution & Human Behavior, in press.
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. Garnett, M.J. O’Brien & W.A Brock (2012). Word diffusion and climate science. PLoS ONE 7(11): e47966. [NY Times column].
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.