Emma joined Wadham in September 2012. She is University Lecturer in Cognitive Anthropology and Director of the Children's Lab for Cognition and Culture within the Institute of Cognitive and Evolutionary Anthropology, University of Oxford.
Emma's principal research interests are in the evolution and cognition of cooperation and social bonding. In recent research, she has been exploring the influence of accent and other social markers on children’s developing social preferences, the social bonding effects of group synchronous behaviours and exercise (e.g. drumming, rowing), and the cognitive factors influencing the transmission of culture. Most of her research is based in northern Brazil.
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