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Cecilia Heyes, FBA

Fellow of the British Academy
Senior Research Fellow in Theoretical Life Sciences
Professor of Psychology
All Souls College & Dept of Experimental Psychology
 University of Oxford

 

Address:  All Souls College, Oxford, OX1 4AL

Phone:     +44 (0)1865 279394

Email:      cecilia.heyes@all-souls.ox.ac.uk

 


 


photography by Robert Taylor
www.taylor-photo.co.uk

My work concerns the evolution of cognition. It explores the ways in which natural selection, learning, developmental and cultural processes combine to produce the mature cognitive abilities found in adult humans. I am especially interested in social cognition. Most of my current projects examine the possibility that the neurocognitive mechanisms enabling cultural inheritance - social learning, imitation, mirror neurons, mind reading etc - are themselves products of cultural evolution.

 

 

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