I’m Francys Subiaul, a Cognitive Scientist and Associate Professor in the George Washington University. My academic background is in experimental psychology and biological anthropology. My research explores the nature and origins of social intelligence, specifically, social-cultural learning. Our ability to rapidly, efficiently, and accurately copy others’ knowledge and responses underlies many of our species’ distinctive qualities including speech and writing as well as the use of complex tools. My colleagues and I seek to better understand the psychological features underlying our distinct imitative abilities as well as characterize its development and evolutionary history.