Perceiving and Interacting with Social Agents: Insights from Brain and Behaviour

Type: 
Colloquium
Audience: 
Open to the Public
Building: 
Oktober 6 u. 7
Room: 
101
Wednesday, November 4, 2015 - 5:00pm
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Date: 
Wednesday, November 4, 2015 - 5:00pm to 6:30pm

The ability to perceive and interact with others in a social world occurs in an effortless manner, but is underpinned by complex cognitive and neural processes. In this talk, we review recent evidence from our laboratory from behavioural and brain imaging studies that uncover deeper insights into social cognition and brain function. Using paradigms that involve action learning, imitation, person perception and theory of mind tasks, we highlight the importance of considering distributed and connected brain circuits when aiming to understand how we perceive and interact with social agents.