A magazine for early-career social learning researchers
Author: Juliet Dunstone
Juliet Dunstone's background is originally in Linguistics. In her final year of her undergraduate degree she did a module on language evolution. This gave her the bug for studying evolution and she went on to complete an MSc in the Evolution of Language and Culture at the University of Edinburgh. She is now in the final year of her PhD at the University of Stirling on the evolution of cognition, and the cognitive capacities for cumulative cultural evolution. Her research focuses on metacognition and executive functions, and how these aspects of human cognition may enable uniquely human capacities for cumulative culture.