Cultural evolution and communication group

Department of Psychology - Royal Holloway University of London

We are the Cultural Evolution and Communication research group at the Department of Psychology at Royal Holloway University of London. Our research interests include communication, bioacoustics, culture and evolution. In particular, we focus on bird song and other comparative systems.

Research we've done includes: examining the gene-cultural coevolutionary relationships underpinning song learning; making inferences about cultural evolution in birds and whales by fitting simulation models to data; exploring how song structure and learning have evolved in isolated island populations; and understanding how perceptions of risk are communicated and culturally evolve in humans.