The Cognition, Behavior & Evolution Network in the Low Countries


The Cognition, Behavior & Evolution Network (CBEN) unites scholars working in the fields of evolutionary psychology, behavioral ecology, human biology, primatology, and cultural evolution.

The aim of CBEN is to facilitate research and education in relation to the evolution of cognition and behavior. Its basis is in The Netherlands and Belgium but we invite scholars from other countries to join us.


Utrecht Summer School: Observing Primate Behaviour

Published 11 November 2016


When: July 17th – July 28th
Where:Utrecht University & Biomedical Primate Research Center Rijswijk

The summer course Observing Primate Behaviour focuses on getting familiar with primate observational methods by observing primate social behaviour. Through the analysis of gathered observational data, students follow the scientific cycle by investigating and presenting their own research questions. Furthermore, the additional activities aim to provide the students with more background information on the different topics related to studying primate behaviour, such as welfare, colony management and fieldwork.

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Netherlands Society for Behavioural Biology Meeting- Register now!

30 November – 2 December
Kontakt der Kontinenten – Soesterberg (The Netherlands)

The 24th NVG meeting will be held from Wednesday November 30th to Friday December 2nd in conference hotel ‘Kontakt der Kontinenten‘ in Soesterberg, The Netherlands. The meeting starts on Wednesday evening, after the PhD workshop (see below). Highlights of this meeting are the keynote lectures, including the Brill Baerends Lecture, for which internationally renowned behavioural biologists are invited.

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HEBEN/CBEN 2016 Conference

December 15 and 16, 2016
University of Antwerp

In 2003, the Human Evolution and Behavior Network (HEBEN) was founded to meet the challenges posed by dramatic changes in our understanding of our own species. The Center is dedicated to advancing interdisciplinary research of human thinking and behaviour in the Low Countries. HEBEN organizes an annual conference with national and international speakers.

The main scope of this joint HEBEN/CBEN event is to offer a platform for presentation and feedback to young researchers. Yet we welcome anyone to attend this event, and to submit an abstract for presentation here. This year’s event is scheduled on December 15 & 16, 2016.

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HEBEN/CBEN 2016 Conference
December 15 - 16, 2016

University of Antwerp, AGORA Building
Grote Kauwenberg 2, 2000 Antwerp

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