2020 FACULTY

​AMANDA
SEED

University of St. Andrews

I study the evolution of cognition, in particular causal reasoning, episodic thinking and executive function in primates and children. Most recently, I am exploring the relationship between some of these different cognitive skills and how they combine to affect performance on problem-solving tasks. 

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ANDREW
BARRON​

Macquarie University

I study mechanisms of cognition and the insect brain.

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​ANNA
CORWIN

Saint Mary's College of California

My research seeks to understand how language and interaction shape human experience.  My work focuses on how humans understand and interact with the divine and each other and how these patterns of interaction shape health and well-being.

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BRIANA​

TOOLE

Claremont McKenna College

My research lies at the intersection of epistemology, feminist philosophy, and critical race theory. My past research examined the relationship between knowledge and social identity, but my current research investigates epistemological systems (like white supremacy and patriarchy).

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​EMMA
COHEN

University of Oxford

My research studies social affiliation in everyday human behaviour, culture and health. In particular, I am interested in how forms of collective physical activity build and benefit from social bonding and support among individuals.

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ERICA
CARTMILL

UCLA

I study the acquisition and evolution of human language. My work bridges anthropology and psychology and involves both comparative and developmental approaches to communication.

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​JACOB

FOSTER

UCLA

I am interested in the birth, life, and death of ideas. Fundamentally, I aim to understand the social world as constituted by, and constitutive of, ideas, beliefs, and practices. 

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JAY

GARFIELD

Smith College and

Harvard Divinity School

 

My research addresses issues in Cognitive Science, the philosophy of mind, Buddhist Philosophy, the history of Western Philosophy, modern Indian philosophy, Ethics, and cross-cultural interpretation.

 

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JOSEP

CALL

University of St. Andrews

 

My research focuses on technical and social problem solving in animals with a special emphasis on the great apes. Ultimately, my goal is to elucidate how cognition evolves.

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PETER

TODD

Indiana University

 

I study the evolved cognitive mechanisms that humans and other organisms (terrestrial or otherwise) use to meet the challenges posed by their environments, including finding and choosing mates, food, information, and other resources.

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RAFAEL

NÚÑEZ

UCSD

I investigate cognition from the perspective of the embodied mind. I am particularly interested in high-level cognitive phenomena such as conceptual systems, abstraction, and inference mechanisms, and the biological and cultural phenomena that make them possible.

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​STEPHEN VAISEY

Duke University

The main goal of my research is to understand moral and political beliefs: what they are, where they come from, and how they change (or not) over time. 

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more faculty coming soon!

previous faculty:

2019

2018