Professor Stephen Stich, Director
Rutgers Center for Cognitive Science
Tel. (848) 932-9091

The Research Group on Evolution and Higher Cognition was established to investigate the mechanisms involved in a range of higher cognitive capacities and to explore ways in which theoretical and empirical work on the evolution of the mind can interface productively with more traditional approaches to theory construction in cognitive science. Current projects include:

  • Studies of the cognitive mechanisms underlying
    • Mindreading
    • Pretense
    • Moral Cognition
    • Scientific Cognition

  • Research into the ways in which the resources of evolutionary psychology can be brought to bear on issues about
    • Rationality
    • Mental Disorder
    • The Scope and Limits of Social Construction