About Daniel Horschler
I am a Ph.D. student in Biological Anthropology working with Dr. Evan MacLean. I graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2016 with a B.S. in Psychology and minor in Anthropology, and I received an M.A. in Anthropology from the University of Arizona in 2018.
Prior to joining the School of Anthropology, I worked in a number of diverse research roles, including projects examining human pain perception, metacognition, and memory at UNC, user experience (UX) at Lenovo, and canine and nonhuman primate cognition in Yale University’s Canine Cognition Center and with Yale’s Comparative Cognition Laboratory in conjunction with the Caribbean Primate Research Center at the University of Puerto Rico.
My research interests center on cognitive evolution, particularly how selective pressures shape cognition differently within and across species as well as if and how humans evolved unique cognitive traits. I address these questions by integrating cognitive, behavioral, and biological research in dogs, wolves, and nonhuman primates.
I am also currently a Graduate Teaching Assistant in the Department of Neuroscience in the School of Mind, Brain & Behavior.