I am an associate professor of cognitive science at CEU, Budapest, Hungary. I am working on the role of adaptive cognition in shaping economic behaviour, cultural evolution and the history of science.My work deals with the following themes :
- Cognition and economics, with a focus on the cultural and psychological determinants of cooperative behaviour
- Principles of cultural evolution, advocating Cultural Attraction Theory
- Cognitive studies of science
I studied mathematics at the university of Paris Diderot (Licence and Master) and philosophy at the Sorbonne (Licence) and Cambridge University (M.Phil.) I did my Ph.D. at the Institut Jean Nicod, Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales, under the supervision of Dan Sperber. Before coming to CEU, I was a research fellow at the KLI for Evolution and Cognition Research.