About Daniel Horschler
I am a PhD student in Biological Anthropology working with Professor Evan MacLean. I am originally from High Point, North Carolina, and I graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2016 with a B.S. in Psychology and minor in Anthropology. At Arizona, I am studying the evolution of cognition, including how and why humans may have evolved unique cognitive capacities.
In addition to conducting research on pain perception and working at Lenovo on user experience research, I have previously worked on projects examining human metacognition as well as canine and non-human primate cognition. I recently worked at Yale University’s Canine Cognition Center to study how dogs understand the minds of others, and with Yale’s Comparative Cognition Laboratory to study rhesus macaques at the Caribbean Primate Research Center.
Through my work in the Arizona Canine Cognition Center, I seek answers to questions about how dogs solve problems and reason about the world. I also hope to complete projects with many other species during my time at Arizona to gain a better understanding of what makes the human mind different, and how its distinctiveness came about.