Laurie Santos
Professor of Psychology and Cognitive Science, Yale University

We Are Hardwired to Share Unfiltered Knowledge

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Sharing might be the defining characteristic of being human. We are also very good at learning from others. The problem, however, is that we lack the proper filters and are largely unaware of how easily we are influenced by other people.

Laurie Santos

Dr. Laurie Santos is an Associate Professor of Psychology at Yale University. Her research provides an interface between evolutionary biology, developmental psychology, and cognitive neuroscience, exploring the evolutionary origins of the human mind by comparing the cognitive abilities of human and non-human primates. Her experiments focus on non-human primates (in captivity and in the field), incorporating methodologies from cognitive development, animal learning psychology, and cognitive neuroscience.