CenSes Seminar

CenSes Seminar
Date
24 Nov 2016, 17:00 to 24 Nov 2016, 19:00
Type
Seminar
Venue
Room 246, Second Floor, Senate House, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HU
Description

Speaker

Stephan de la Rosa (Max Planck Institute)

Connecting people: Action representations in social interactions

Recently, it has been suggested that individual behavior in social interactions is aided by special cognitive processes (e.g. shared intentions, shared task representations) or cognitive states ('we' mode). The origin of these joint representations is poorly understood. Here I show that visual action recognition processes exhibit response properties akin to joint representations. I therefore suggest that joint representations might be - at least partly – rooted in well known social cognitive processes, such as action recognition.
 
Biography

Stephan de la Rosa obtained his Ph.D. in Psychology from the University of Toronto. He is currently the project leader of the Social and Spatial Cognition Group in the Department of Perception, Cognition and Action at the Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics, Tübingen, Germany. His research examines perceptual-cognitive processes of non-verbal communication in interactive social scenarios using virtual reality, psychophysical methods, and imaging techniques.

Part of the Rethinking the Sense project funded by the AHRC
http://www.thesenses.ac.uk/


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