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I am a biological anthropologist and comparative psychologist who explores how humans and other great apes

have evolved to

form, maintain, and deepen our

social relationships.


I am a UC President’s Postdoctoral Fellow in

the Department of Psychology at 

UC Berkeley


As humans, we have extraordinary social abilities that are at the core of our evolutionary success. How have we become so adept at navigating such complex social environments? And have our great ape cousins evolved to navigate their social worlds in similar ways? 

These questions are at the heart of my research program. I use non-invasive eye tracking technology and behavioral methods with humans, chimpanzees, and bonobos living around the world to explore the developmental and evolutionary pathways that have shaped our

deeply social worlds.


Get in touch

I'm always excited to hear about new projects and opportunities, so don't hesitate to reach out!

Laura Lewis

UC President’s Postdoctoral Fellow

2121 Berkeley Way

University of California, Berkeley

Berkeley, CA

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