Paweł Chyc, MA, is a cognitive anthropologist who is conducting long-term ethnographic research in Amazonia among the Moré (chapacura language family). He is a PhD candidate in Department of Anthropology and Ethnology at Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznan, Poland. Currently works at University of Bialystok as a member of Society&Cognition Unit. 

He is a recipient of the doctoral scholarship founded by the National Science Centre in Poland. Principal Investigator in the research project: “Tradition From the Native Point of View. The Present And the Past in Discourse and Praxis of Moré Indians From Bolivian Amazon”.

He is also a main collaborator in the research project: “Salvaguarda do Patrimônio Linguístico e Cultural de Povos Indígenas Transfronteiriços e de Recente Contato na Região Amazônica. Subrojeto: Moré-Kuyubim” which aim is to document the Moré language and culture. The project funded by the UNESCO is led by linguist Joshua Birchall and realized in collaboration with the Museu do Índio in Rio de Janeiro. 

Originally trained as ethnologist from 2010 he began to develop his interest into the cognitive science and research problems related to cognition&culture and CSR framework. Beside standard ethnological work in Amazonia (ethnohistory, ethnography) his main research interest is inquiry into the social and cognitive mechanism of animism.