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CV and Biography


I was trained as an experimental psychologist at University College London (UCL, 1978-84). As a Harkness Fellow in the United States (1984-6), I studied evolutionary epistemology with Donald T Campbell and philosophy of mind with Daniel Dennett. I spent a second postdoctoral period studying associative learning as a Research Fellow of Trinity Hall, University of Cambridge (1986-9), and then returned to UCL as a member of faculty in 1988. The next 20 years were focussed on experimental work, initially in animal cognition and later in cognitive neuroscience. In the later years  my group developed and tested an associative account of the origins of imitation and the mirror neuron system. In 2008 I left UCL to become a Senior Research Fellow at All Souls College, University of Oxford. Here I am concentrating on theoretical work while collaborating in experimental projects in Oxford and elsewhere.

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photography by Robert Taylor