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Currently a PhD student at Tel Aviv University, studying the cultural evolution of music, language and social organization.
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Shilton, D., Passmore, S., & Savage, P. E. (preprint). Group singing is globally dominant and associated with social context. https://psyarxiv.com/drs7z/
Shilton, D., Jablonka, E. (2022) Rituals, Music, and the Landscape Metaphor. Journal for the Cognitive Science of Religion. https://doi.org/10.1558/jcsr.22389
Shilton, D. (2022). Sweet Participation: The Evolution of Music as an Interactive Technology. Music & Science. https://doi.org/10.1177/20592043221084710
Shilton, D., Breski, M., Dor, D., & Jablonka, E. (2020). Human Social Evolution: Self-Domestication or Self-Control? Frontiers in Psychology. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2020.00134
Shilton, D. (2019). Is Language Necessary for the Social Transmission of Lithic Technology? Journal of Language Evolution. https://doi.org/10.1093/jole/lzz004
Democracy in Rojava (Haaretz, 2019)
In the Heart of Syria's Darkness, a Democratic, Egalitarian and Feminist Society Emerges