Athena Aktipis

Associate Professor, Arizona State University
  • United States of America

About Athena Aktipis

I'm an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology at Arizona State University, co-Director of The Human Generosity Project, and also co-Director of the Cooperation Science Network. I study cooperation across systems from human sharing to cancer. I'm also the chair of the Zombie Apocalypse Medicine Meeting; host of the science podcast, Zombified, and author of the new book from Princeton University Press, The Cheating Cell: How evolution helps us understand and treat cancer. I am a regular contributor to Scientific American, Slate Magazine and The Conversation.

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Nature Human Behaviour

Why did concealed ovulation evolve?

Our model suggests women may have evolved to conceal ovulation from other women, not from men as has been previously assumed


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