Michelle Scalise Sugiyama

Michelle Scalise Sugiyama is a member of the UO Anthropology Department and Institute of Cognitive and Decision Sciences, an affiliate of the UCSB Center for Evolutionary Psychology, and Founder and Director of the Cognitive Cultural Studies Project. Her research and teaching are grounded in the evolution of cultural transmission. Specifically, her work explores the ways in which storytelling, art, and play are used to meet the challenges of hunter-gatherer life.

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August 7, 2016 in Sports

Why Do We Watch and What Are We Watching? An Evolutionary Perspective on the Olympics

The gathering of different polities to compete on the playing field may date back to a time when all humans lived as hunter-gatherers. Many foraging peoples documented in the last…
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