About us

We are a group of academic researchers representing a broad range of backgrounds and approaches. We share a scientific interest in the everyday behaviours and activities through which people connect, coordinate and cooperate together. 

In addition to observational field studies across different populations and cultural contexts, we also conduct laboratory experiments to try to identify causal pathways underlying the apparent patterns that we identify in the 'real world'.





Social Body Lab is based at the Institute of Human Sciences (IHS), within the School of Anthropology and Museum Ethnography (SAME), University of Oxford, where our research connects with lots of other exciting work across the evolutionary, psychological and behavioural sciences.
SAME also has an MSc degree in Cognitive and Evolutionary Anthropology, where graduate students can train and get involved in the research. For more info see here.


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