I’m Senior Research Scientist in the Social Mind Center and the Department of Cognitive Science, at Central European University, Budapest.

My main area of research expertise is the link between cognition and culture. Particularly important is the distinctive nature of human communication. My first book, Speaking Our Minds, describes its evolutionary foundations. See here for details and reviews.

I’ve written short pieces for outlets such as Aeon, Scientific American, The Conversation; and I’ve given public talks for TEDxBritish Humanist Association, Skeptics In The Pub, Digital Science and others. Academic articles and broader interests span cultural evolution, primate communication, philosophy of mind, art theory and others.

In my spare time I dance the lindy hop. Avidly.

My email is scott-phillipst at ceu dot edu and on twitter I’m @tscottphillips.