Cecilia Heyes
Senior Research Fellow, University of Oxford

Cecilia Heyes is senior research fellow in theoretical life sciences at All Souls College, University of Oxford, and president of the Experimental Psychology Society. Her most recent book is Cognitive Gadgets: The Cultural Evolution of Thinking (2018). She lives in Oxford and London.

Written by Cecilia Heyes

Children follow their teacher during a snowfall in Harlem, New York, in 2018. Photo by Adrees Latif/Reuters

Cognition and intelligence
Cognitive gadgets

Our thinking devices – imitation, mind-reading, language and others – are neither hard-wired nor designed by genetic evolution

Cecilia Heyes