The Evolution of Cognition and Culture
The Wild Cognition Research Group is run by Dr Alex Thornton at the Centre for Ecology and Conservation in the University of Exeter’s Penryn campus in Cornwall. We seek to understand how the challenges faced by animals (including humans) in their natural environments shape their mental processes, how the ability to learn from others affects the behaviour of individuals and groups, and how culture itself evolves.
If you are interested in collaborating with us or joining the group, please go to the Opportunties page.
Volunteer student interns wanted from March to July. Click here for details.