Laurie R Santos
Associate Professor of Psychology
My research explores the evolutionary origins of the human mind by comparing the cognitive abilities of human and non-human primates. I study a number of different non-human primate species incorporating methodologies from cognitive development. My research examines the following broad questions: what domains of knowledge are unique to the human mind? Given that human infants and non-human primates both lack language, what similarities and differences do we see in the expression of non-linguistic domains of knowledge?