Dylan Tweed

Dylan Tweed

Dylan  Tweed

I am interested in using principles from evolutionary biology to better understand the stone age computational machinery that generates modern human psychology. How does the mind frame situations? How do we reason about cause and effect? Why do we moralize what third parties do? How do emotions coordinate conflicting bits of cognitive machinery? What can adaptationist reasoning about what we pay attention to, what we remember, and what we say to others tell us about culture? There is grandeur in this view of life, as Darwin put it, and I hope these and questions like these will give us a richer and more accurate picture of human nature and mental life. As an undergraduate, I worked with Leda Cosmides and John Tooby at University of California, Santa Barbara; currently, I am a third year in the department working with Max Krasnow and the EPL. 

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984 William James Hall