CV & Biography
All Souls College
Mirror Neurons










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

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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