Voici la liste des principales publications scientifiques récentes des contributeurs du site, en lien avec l’esprit critique. Les ouvrages sont également inclus dans cette liste.



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Gauvrit, N., Zenil, H., & Tegnér, J. (In press). The information-theoretic and algorithmic approach to human, animal and artificial cognition. In G. Dodig-Crnkovic & R. Giovagnoli (Eds.) Representation and reality : Humans, animals and machines. Amsterdam : Springer [arXiv]

Soler, F., Zenil, H., Delahaye, J.-P., & Gauvrit, N. (Forthcoming). Computing Kolmogorov complexity for short strings: An alternative to compression algorithms. Berlin: Springer.


Cova, F., Lantian, A., & Boudesseul, J. (2016). Can the Knobe effect be explained away? Methodological controversies in the study of the relationship between intentionality and morality. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin. doi: 10.1177/0146167216656356

Dieguez, S., Bronner, G., Campion-Vincent, V., Delouvée, S., Gauvrit, N., Lantian, A., & Wagner-Egger, P. (2016). ‘They’ Respond: Comments on Basham et al.’s ‘Social Science’s Conspiracy-Theory Panic: Now They Want to Cure Everyone’. Social Epistemology Review and Reply Collective, 5(12), 20-39. (online)

Lantian, A., Muller, D., Nurra, C., & Douglas, K. M. (2016). Measuring belief in conspiracy theories: Validation of a French and English single-item scale. International Review of Social Psychology, 29, 1–14. doi: 10.5334/irsp.8

Mathy, F., Fartoukh, M., Gauvrit, N., and Guida, A. (2016). Developmental abilities to form chunks in immediate memory and its non-relationship to span development. Frontiers in Psychology, 7:201. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2016.00201 online

Peyre, H., Ramus, F., Melchior, M., Forhan, A., Heude, B., Gauvrit, N.  (2016). Emotional, behavioral and social difficulties among high-IQ children during the preschool period: Results of the EDEN mother–child cohort. Personality and Individual Differences, 94, 366-371. pdf


Battista, C., Gauvrit, N., & LeBel, E. (2015). Madness in the Method: Fatal Flaws in Recent Mediumship Experiments. In M. Martin & K. Augustine (Eds.) The Myth of an Afterlife. The Case against Life After Death. New York, NY: Rowman & Littlefield. ISBN: 978-0-8108-8677-3. [editor’s page]

Chekaf, M., Gauvrit, N., Guida, A., & Mathy, F. (2015). Chunking in working memory and its relationship to intelligence. Proceedings of the 37th Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society, Pasadena, California, July 23 – 25. [pdf]

Dieguez, S., Wagner-Egger, P., & Gauvrit, N. (2015). “Nothing happens by accident”, or does it? A low prior for randomness does not explain belief in conspiracy theories. Psychological Science, 26(11), 1762-1770. doi:10.1177/0956797615598740. [link]

Gauvrit, N. (2015). A review of Bayesian methods, by Jeff Gill, zbMATH. [pdf]

Gauvrit, N., & Francfort, S. (2015). Can Emotions Effect Matter? An empirical test of Masaru Emotos hypothesis that emotions change nature. Skeptic, 20(2), 10-11.

Gauvrit, N. (2015). A review of “When learners surpass their models: mathematical modeling of learning from inconsistent source”, by Mandelshtam & Komarova. zbMATH. [pdf].

Gauvrit, N., Singmann, H., Soler-Toscano, F., & Zenil, H. (2015) Complexity for psychology.  A user-friendly implementation of the coding theorem method. Behavior Research Methods. doi: 10.3758/s13428-015-0574-3. [online first]

Kempe, V., Gauvrit, N., & Forsyth, D. (2015). Structure emerges faster during cultural transmission in children than in adults. Cognition, 136, 247-254. doi:10.1016/j.cognition.2014.11.038 [preprint]

Lantian, A. (2015). Rôle fonctionnel de l’adhésion aux théories du complot : un moyen de distinction ? (Doctoral dissertation). Université Grenoble Alpes. Retrieved from https://tel.archivesouvertes.fr/tel01251554

Zenil, H., Soler-Toscano, F., Delahaye, J., & Gauvrit, N. (2015). Two-dimensional Kolmogorov complexity and an empirical validation of the Coding theorem method by compressibility. PeerJ Computer Science, 1:e23. [online]


Gauvrit, N. (2014). L’intimidation mathématique : quand le discours formel sert à impressionner. In V. Rasplus (dir.) Science et pseudosciences. Regards des sciences humaines. 155-165. Paris : Editions Matériologiques. [website]

Gauvrit, N. (2015). Précocité intellectuelle : un champ de recherches miné. ANAE. Approche Neuropsychologique des Apprentissages chez l’Enfant, 132/133, 527-534.

Gauvrit, N., & Morsanyi, K. (2014). The Equiprobability Bias from a mathematical and psychological perspective. Advances in Cognitive Psychology, 10(4), 119-130. doi:10.5709/acp-0163-9  [preprint]

Gauvrit, N., Soler-Toscano, F., & Zenil, H. (2014). Natural scene statistics mediate the perception of image complexity. Visual Cognition22(8), 1084-1091. [preprint]

Gauvrit, N., Zenil, H., Delahaye, J.-P., & Soler-Toscano, F. (2014). Algorithmic Complexity for Short Binary Strings Applied to Psychology: A Primer. Behavior Research Methods, 46(3), 732-744. [abstract]

Gauvrit, N. (2014). Conceptions du hasard et biais probabilistes chez des enseignants du second degré : effet d’une formation courte. Statistique et Enseignement, 4(2), 53-66. [Online]

Gauvrit, N. (2014). A review of Gregory Francis’s « Replication, statistical consistency, and publication bias ». Zentralblatt MATH. [View online]

Gauvrit, N. (2014). A review of Friedman, Brown and Finkbeiner’s « Linking cognitive and reaching trajectories via intermittent movement control ». Zentralblatt MATH. [View online]

Gauvrit, N. (2014). Les surdoués ordinaires. Paris : Presses Universitaires de France.

Soler-Toscano, F., Zenil, H., Delahaye, J.-P., & Gauvrit, N. (2014). Calculating Kolmogorov Complexity from the Output Frequency Distributions of Small Turing Machines. PLoS ONE. [Read online]


Delahaye, J. P., & Gauvrit, N. (2013). Culturomics: Le numérique et la culture. Paris : Odile Jacob.

Drouet, I., & Gauvrit, N. (2013). Causes Toujours. Les pièges de la causalité. Sofia-Antipolis : Book-e-Book.

Gauvrit, N. (2013). A propos du biais d’équiprobabilité. Recherches en Didactique des Mathématiques, 33(2), 163-182. [abstract]

Gauvrit, N. (2013). Memory and mathematical studies — A didactical-anthropological approach, by Yves Matheron. Zentralblatt MATH. [online]

Gauvrit, N. (2013). A review of Stanley Rothman’s Sandlot Stats. Learning Statistics with Baseball. Zentralblatt MATH. [online]

Gauvrit, N., Delahaye, J.-P., & Zenil, H. (2013). Sloane’s Gap. Do Mathematical and Social Factors Explain the Distribution of Numbers in the OEIS? Journal of Humanistic Mathematics, 3(1), 3-19. [online]

Gilles, I., Bangerter, A., Clémence, A., Green, E. G. T., Krings, F., Mouton, A., Rigaud, D., Staerklé, C., & Wagner-Egger, P. (2013). Dynamic collective symbolic coping with disease threat: A case study of avian influenza. British Journal of Social Psychology, 52, 83-102.

Lantian, A. (2013). A review of different approaches to study belief in conspiracy theories. PsyPAG Quarterly, 88, 19–21.

Soler-Toscano, F., Zenil, H., Delahaye, J.-P., Gauvrit, N. (2013). Correspondence and Independence of Numerical Evaluations of Algorithmic-theoretic Information Measures. Computability (2), 125-140. DOI 10.3233/COM-13019 [arXiv]

< 2013

Deschamps, J.-C., Wagner-Egger, P., & Lemaine, G. (2004). “Je nesuis pas raciste, mais…” : Racisme masqué dans les pays de l’UnionEuropéenne. Analyse secondaire de l’Eurobaromètre 47.1. Psychologie et Société, 7, 139-170.

Fayant, M.-P., Muller, D., Hartgerink, C. H. J., & Lantian, A. (2014). Is ostracism by a despised group really hurtful? A replication and extension of Gonsalkorale and Williams (2007). Social Psychology, 45, 489–494. doi: 10.1027/1864-9335/a000209

Gauvrit, N. (2012). Gènes et mathématiques : La génétique peut-elle présenter un intérêt pour la didactique ? Annales de Didactique et de Sciences Cognitives, 17, 9-26.

Gauvrit, N. (2012). Didactique des mathématiques et psychologie. L’impossible débat ? ANAE. Approche Neuropsychologique des Apprentissages chez l’Enfant, (120-21), 525-528.

Gauvrit, N., & Delahaye, J.-P. (2012). Comme par hasard ! Coïncidences et loi des séries. Sofia-Antipolis: Book-e-Book.

Gauvrit, N. (2011). Do tomatoes love music? Genodics and Proteodies. Skeptical Inquirer, 35(4), 7-8.

Gauvrit, N., & Delahaye, J.-P. (2011). Scatter and regularity implies Benford’s law… and moreIn H. Zenil (Ed.) Randomness through complexity. World Scientific. [Preprint@ arxiv:0910.1359].

Gauvrit, N., Delahaye, J. P., & Zenil, H. (2011). Le fossé de Sloane. Mathématiques et sciences humaines. Mathematics and social sciences, (194), 5-17.

Gilles, I., Bangerter, A., Clémence, A., Green, E. G. T., Krings, F., Staerklé, C., & Wagner-Egger, P. (2011). Trust in medical organizations predicts pandemic (H1N1) 2009 vaccination behavior and perceived efficacy of protection measures. European Journal of Epidemiology, 26, 203-210.

Green, E. G. T., Krings, F., Staerklé, C., Bangerter, A., Clémence, A., Wagner-Egger, P. & Bornand, T. (2010). Keeping the Vermin Out: Perceived Disease Threat and Ideological Orientations as Predictors of Exclusionary Immigration Attitudes. Journal of Community and Applied Social Psychology, 20, 299-316.

Gygax, P., Wagner-Egger, P., Parris, B., Seiler, R., & Hauert,C.-A. (2008). A psycholinguistic investigation of football players’mental representations of game situations: Does expertise count? Swiss Journal of Psychology67(2), 85-95.

Krings, F., Green, E. G. T., Bangerter, A., Clémence, A., Staerklé, C., & Wagner-Egger, P. (2012). Preventing contagion with avian influenza: Perceived threat, attitudes toward foreigners, and avoidance beliefs. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 42, 1451-1466.

Van Rillaer, J., & Gauvrit, N. (2010). Les psychanalyses. Des mythologies du XXIème siècle ? Nice : Book-e-Book.

Wagner-Egger, P., Gygax, P., & Ribordy, F. (2012). Racism in soccer? perception of challenges of black and white players by white referees, soccer players, and fans. Perceptual & Motor Skills, 114, 275-289.

Wagner-Egger, P., Bangerter, A., Gilles, I., Green, E. G. T., Rigaud, D., Krings, F., Staerklé, C., & Clémence, A. (2011). Discourse about collectives at the outbreak of the H1N1 epidemic: Saviors, villains and victims. Public Understanding of Science, 20, 461-476.

Wagner-Egger, P. (2011). Les canons de la rationalité :Essai de classification des points de vue dans le débat sur les biaiscognitifs et la rationalité humaine. L’Année Psychologique, 111, 193-226.

Wagner-Egger, P., & Bangerter, A. (2007). La vérité est ailleurs : corrélats de l’adhésion aux théories du complot. Revue Internationale de Psychologie Sociale, 20(4), 31-61.

Wagner-Egger, P. (2007). Conditional reasoning and the selection task: Biconditional interpretation instead of reasoning bias. Thinking & Reasoning, 13(4), 484-505.

Wagner-Egger, P., & Joris, V. (2004). L’obscure clarté de la lune : croyances et représentations. Cahiers Internationaux de Psychologie Sociale, 63, 3-28.

Wagner-Egger, P. (2003). Ideo-logics in reasoning : The influence of social group and shared values. In S.P. Shohov (Ed.), Advances in Psychology Research (vol. 26). New-York : Nova Science Publishers.

Wagner-Egger, P. (2001). Costs and benefits in Wason’s selection task : The Social Conditional Model. Swiss Journal of Psychology, 60(3), 117-135.

Wagner, P., Clémence A. (1999). Ordina deo : Composantesstructurelles de la représentation sociale de l’ordinateur et prises deposition de deux populations d’étudiants universitaires. Sciences et techniques éducatives, 6(2), 297-318.