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Joseph Watts
Humans are a particularly odd ape. We live in colossal societies, worship supernatural beings and prune our body hair according to current fashions. Behind this oddity is our capacity for culture. As a researcher I am interested in how human culture evolves and the cognitive abilities that underlie this process.

I currently work at the Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History and the Social and Evolutionary Neuroscience Research Group at the University of Oxford. To see some of my recent research please check out my research highlights page.